Clearfield School Board to Consider PennDOT Study

CLEARFIELD – With students heading back to school next week, the Clearfield school board will be taking a traffic safety issue under consideration near the Clearfield Area Elementary School.

Board member Gail Ralston requested that the board consider having the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) complete a road grade and speed study on Mount Joy Road.

She said the speed limit is currently 35 miles per hour. After the entrance on Mount Joy Road, she said there’s also a sign that alerts motorists of buses.

However, Ralston said residents of this neighborhood don’t believe motorists are traveling at the posted speed limit. “They’re coming down at a much faster rate than that.”

She said a PennDOT safety unit representative has suggested to her that the board have a road grade study done, because that also impacts speed, in addition to a speed study.

“Maybe, some changes can be made,” Ralston said, noting it’s the exit used for student drop-offs in the morning and pick-ups in the afternoon. “So, there’s a safety issue here.”

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