Traffic study authorized in East Marlborough03/14/2023 12:23AM ● By Steven Hoffman
The East Marlborough Township supervisors authorized a traffic study at an intersection where a Unionville High School junior was killed last month in a car crash.
At the March 6 meeting, the supervisors unanimously approved a traffic study of Schoolhouse Road and Route 926 by township traffic engineer Herbert, Rowland, & Grubic Inc.
“I think it certainly warrants a study of the intersection by the traffic engineer … to see what the options are,” said Robert McKinstry, the chairman of the township’s Board of Supervisors.
The board opened up the meeting with a moment of silence for UHS junior Seth Wagner, who was a passenger in a vehicle hit by a 64-year-old Chadds Ford woman on Feb. 9. Wagner was thrown from the vehicle and died, according to East Marlborough Police Chief Robert Clarke.
Clarke said there have been 15 reportable crashes, by PennDOT standards, at the intersection since 2011. A reportable crash means someone was injured and needed medical attention or was killed, or the vehicle was damaged so badly that it could not be driven away, according to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission website (puc.pa.gov).
Eric Stump with HRG said the study would look at things like whether there were issues with sight distance or speeding, and at the traffic volumes and capacities of the roads. Route 926 is a state road, and Schoolhouse is a township road.