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Marietta Twp. traffic issue

Trustees intend to install stop sign at intersection

January 9, 2014

Many concerns were raised on Wednesday at the Marietta Township Board of Trustees meeting over the intersection of Browns and Forshey roads in Reno. where a stop sign may soon be installed....

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Jan-09-14 12:56 PM

I have seen the fence and the intersection at question here. The homeowners have very kindly cooperated as far as I have seen. They willingly took the fence down and moved it back to be off the road more and on their own property. They are legally on their own property now and off the township property. Who's to say what people should do on their own property? The only problem I see here is the fact that people actually have to stop and look twice before pulling out onto Browns Rd. I know before the fence was up, people could look through the yard and just slide on through. There is the protection of those little children in that yard as well as the drivers here. The best solution to this problem, in my opinion, is to install a stop sign to keep the children safe and stop the drivers heading toward Rt 7. It's the traffic heading toward Rt 7 that speed, not the ones coming from Rt 7.

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Jan-09-14 10:43 AM

We had our mail delivery/neighborhood bs session about this this morn.3 of my neighbors said the exact same thing as I many accidents have occured there? 1 motorcycle accident(non licensed driver hit by an unlic driver) and a small fender bender a couple yrs ago.And they all stated the same..noone stops coming off Forshey.Deadly intersection? Hardly.And how do folks run 55 on rt 7? I rarely get to the speed limit because all the traffic is jammed into 1 lane because the outside lane in almost unuseable

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Jan-09-14 10:36 AM

Lester,most cars are about 100' off of a 90* turn off rt 7 before entering that intersection.You would almost have to floor your car to get near the speed limit right there.Yes,folks do tend to run fast on Browns rd,but not 50-55.You are 100-110 feet from a stopsign..them folks must have REALLY good brakes.Pour a concrete triangle right there and move the sign a few feet further past his fence and all is well.

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Jan-09-14 8:43 AM

Having travelled the Forshey/Browns intersection for more than 30 years, not only have I never run the stop sign but I have never seen anyone else do it either. While I won't say it's never happened, I would venture to say it's a rarity because everyone who has travelled that area knows and has always known it to be a deadly intersection at which you have to exercise at least some caution. To cite failing to stop on Forshey as the hazard here is a cop-out. In effort to respect the fence-owners property rights, I think it's worth a shot to try the stop sign on Browns, but my guess is it won't work because too many people there really won't stop, and the fence will need to be addressed again in the long run.

Note to the homeowner: you know that your fence has caused a serious safety problem for all of us and if you choose to disregard that, you risk a lawsuit if someone gets hit there. If I get there, you can count on at least that.

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Jan-09-14 8:32 AM

The problem with Brown's road is with the individual drivers. THEY drive WAY to fast on hat road, making it unsafe for EVERYONE. Stop sign or no sign, Fence or no fence. People are lead footing it everywhere these days. Rte 7 is now average speed of 55 mph. No one is policing that. Side roads are Speed limitless.

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Jan-09-14 7:09 AM

Hockey..dont have time for driving.Have phone calls and texts to answer first.Browns Rd is the prevailing traffic pattern and does not need fooling with.I will find out today how many accident reports have been associated with that intersection.I can think of 2 in almost 22 yrs.One of them was an unlicensed driver

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Jan-09-14 6:59 AM

Good luck in getting drivers to STOP.

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Jan-09-14 5:37 AM

First of all..most folks coming off Forshey onto Browns dont bother stopping at the stop sign that is already there.Tell me how folks are running 50-60 mph 120' from a stop sign?Did someone sprinkle water on Bober to activate him into SOME SORT OF ACTION ON SOMETHING?Browns see's 5x the traffic that Forshey does..but folks are too lazy to STOP.

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