ShareThis Page

County, Salem Township plan meeting on addressing changes

| Monday, May 14, 2012, 12:15 a.m.

Some Salem Township residents can expect new addresses soon.

Westmoreland County is in the midst of a project geared toward eliminating the confusion that can face 911 dispatchers when there is more than one road with the same name in a community.

Salem Township has several roads with duplicate names, including four Salem Drives. There's also a Salem Gun Club Road.

Dan Stevens, the county's addressing coordinator, plans to meet with township officials in late April or early May to share the details in renaming the streets.

In most cases, the street that has the most residents will keep its original name. The others will have to be changed. It also is possible if the township has a road that bears the name of a road in a neighboring community, it will be changed.

Under the new addressing system, all homes and businesses will be given a physical address, odd numbers on one side of the street and even numbers on the other.

Areas with only one house will be considered a driveway, but two houses will be considered a private lane and will have to be named.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using 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.

click me