County, Salem Township plan meeting on addressing changes
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.