Sewickley Council OKs one-way Ferry Street
If you drive along Ferry Street, be warned: Within the next 10 days or so, you mistakenly could drive the wrong way.
Sewickley Council members in a 7-1 vote Monday night approved changing traffic flow along Ferry Street from a two-way to a one-way road with traffic heading from Bank Street to Little Street. Stan Ference dissented. Carole Ford was absent.
The change is expected to take place after the road has been paved, borough Manager Kevin Flannery said.
He didn't offer a specific date, but said stop signs and one-way signs would go up within 10 days to alert drivers. Blinking red lights will be placed on the stop signs, and police will do extra patrols, he said.
The direction of Ferry Street has been an issue since borough leaders closed the road earlier this year.
A study released in April suggested the road should be one way, but some residents disagreed with how borough leaders reached that decision and said a more in-depth study should have been done.
The study “lacks on options,” Ferry Street resident Nancy Turk said.
Turk said she worried about how drivers' speeds might increase.
Drivers already “travel a great rate of speed down our road,” she said.
Turk said several young children live on the street, which causes parents to worry about drivers speeding by.
Cochran Hose Company Chief Jeff Neff said he would have preferred traffic flow running in the opposite direction but said fire trucks would have no problem being turned onto the road in the case of an emergency. “If there's a fire on Ferry, don't worry. We'll get to it,” he said.
Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at 412-324-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Add Bobby Cherry to your Google+ circles.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Sewickley Herald Man of the Year’s reach goes beyond his official role
- Quaker Valley schools chief to take close look at volunteer law
- Quaker Valley musical hits comedic note for senior citizens, others
- PMT spotlight to shine on Sewickley Academy senior
- Sewickley teen shares pet cleanup idea with borough
- Officials to consider permit-only parking for Sewickley zone
- McDonald’s Edgeworth plan raises concerns over safety