Upper Macungie Closes Some Roads to Big Trucks

Township deems four stretches of roads too narrow and curvy for tractor trailers.


On the advice of the township traffic engineer, Upper Macungie supervisors voted to close certain stretches of four roads to tractor trailers.

At the township's request, Scott Stenroos of Keystone Consulting Engineers studied four sections of roads and deemed them too curvy and narrow for tractor trailers.

The roads are:

-- Oldt Road between Adams Road and Wood Lane

-- Wood Lane between Adams Road and the township line

-- Arrowhead Lane between Schantz Road and Wood Lane

-- Weiss Road between Ziegels Church Road and Wood Lane  

Some residents of those areas had complained about the truck traffic, Stenroos said. He surmised that tractor trailers might be coming out of Lehigh Valley West Industrial Park and taking the back roads in an effort to find their way to Route 863.

"The roads are very narrow and the curves are very sharp," Stenroos said.

The supervisors voted unanimously to prohibit tractor trailers on those roads. Stenroos said he expects the stretches to be posted in 30 to 60 days.  

Elsa December 08, 2012 at 02:01 PM
wow, amazing how this became important now. and the choice of roads is also interesting. those of you that live up here know what I mean!
Sheriffchris December 08, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I think its great....why don't we see what else we can do to drive jobs and commerce from our town.
D. Wag December 08, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Now...if you folks can do something about the d**m truck jake-braking noise coming down the hill southbound on RT100 near Applewood....I wouldn't complain so much about paying my property taxes!! After many many complaints...all we still get is lip sevice!
Amanda December 08, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Why would you complain about truck noise on Rt 100??? That is a main Road, it's not like its a back country road. People don't want to hear trucks, see them on the roads and won't cooperate with them on the highways but yet everyone wants to eat, shop, etc. if it wasn't for truckers we'd all be in trouble. People should research the noise level near their home before buying. Trucks have always used Rt. 100, as long as I can remember.
Ala58 January 11, 2013 at 01:03 AM
Amanda there are plenty of States and local municipalities that do not allow air brakes and that had nothing to do with trucking but noise control. Why should my car be required to be quiet yet Trucks and motorctycles can be offensively loud. Airbrakes do not have to be on trucks. There are options


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