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Mount Holly residents drill council for answers over roundabouts
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Mount Holly residents drill council for answers over roundabouts

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A proposed roundabout for Mount Holly Springs, located at the intersection of North Baltimore Street and Mill Street.

A standing room only crowd of local residents and business owners attended the Mount Holly Springs Borough Council meeting Monday night, including many who were concerned about the embattled streetscape master plan and its recommended traffic changes along Baltimore Avenue.

Most of the speakers were against a recommendation to replace signalized intersections at Mill and Pine streets with roundabouts. They specifically cited concerns for the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists, along with skepticism over the ability of a growing number of tractor-trailers to safely negotiate two traffic circles on opposite ends of town.

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Based on projections from PennDOT, truck traffic through the borough could increase by 5 to 8 percent each year over the next 10 years, Police Chief Thomas Day said. He added it is unlikely the state agency would pursue a truck bypass around the borough.

Business owners near the proposed Mill Street roundabout voiced concern a traffic circle could hurt customer access. They were worried about what they see as a lack of communication over just how much of their land could be taken away to convert the two intersections.

Council members took no vote on the plan Monday, but instead defended themselves amid allegations the plan review process lacked transparency and whether all of council supported the idea of roundabouts before any formal vote is taken.

Email Joseph Cress at jcress@cumberlink.com

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