Speed Bump, a Turning Lane on Fayette Street, and Flashing Beacons to be Discussed by Conshohocken’s Borough Council

On the agenda of the the June 1st Borough Council meeting in Conshohocken are three traffic/transportation issues. The first is a discussion about putting a speed bump at West 12th and Maple Street. We aren’t 100 percent sure, but we think we remember a past conversation at a borough meeting where this intersection was discussed. The concern was the number of cars coming from the apartment complex that are choosing to use Maple Street to exit the complex instead of going out to the main entrance on Fayette Street.

The second item is the creation of a turning lane on Fayette Street. We recently heard of a dramatic plan to slow traffic on Fayette Street that we have yet to learn enough about to report on. This could be a discussion on this plan or something completely different. Either way, it involves changing how the lanes are situated on Conshohocken’s main thoroughfare.

The third thing is to discuss bids to put “rapid flashing beacons” at crosswalks on Fayette Street where there are not lights. These beacons are supposed to slow down drivers at intersections where pedestrians have the right away. Based on the discussion, Borough Council could decide to take a vote to make the purchase at its June 15th meeting.

So if traffic and walkability in Conshohocken are of interest to you, this would be a good meeting to attend. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the new borough hall at West 4th and Fayette.