Traffic signal frustrates motorists in Lower Swatara Township

    Drivers making their way through Lower Swatara Township’s Fulling Mill Road and North Union Street intersection are having to plan for a little extra time on their commute due to a slow cycling traffic signal.

    The township’s public works director, Steve Anderson, tells The Patriot News the cycles are too long, which is why the sensor stop bar for southbound traffic on North Union was scheduled to be moved by the end of last month.

    The Patriot News reports the stop bar was located 35 feet short of the intersection, which didn’t allow for sensors to detect stopped traffic.

    According to the story, sensors in their current location are not allowing enough time for slow-starting trucks to move through once the light turns green.

    The township is now applying for a permit from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation that would allow it to change the signal’s timing for North Union’s southbound side.

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