Borough motorists will notice a new traffic pattern at the intersection of Pine Street and Howertown Road following a decision by the Catasauqua Borough Council.
At the Oct. 6 meeting, the council acted on a recommendation from Public Works Director Jeff MacHose. Cars turning right from Pine Street to southbound Howertown Road seem to have a knack for wiping out stop signs on the corner. The latest stop sign installed has a protective concrete barrier.
At Catasauqua Council's workshop session on Sept. 29, Councilwoman Deb Mellish expressed some concern that the data collected during the borough's traffic study might be influenced by construction now taking place on Second Street.
The borough contracted a study to evaluate traffic along Race Street where it intersects with Lehigh, Front and Second streets. The study is in response to a proposal by PennDOT to add signals to alleviate traffic congestion along Race Street.
Three members of the Catasauqua Borough Council walked out of a special council meeting Monday after their votes to approve the purchase of the FL Smidth property along Front Street were not enough to move forward with a plan to construct a municipal and emergency services building on the site.