Tamaqua’s main Five Points intersection (SR309 and US209) is undergoing the first of a number of improvements in an effort by the Tamaqua Borough and PennDOT to prevent wrong-way drivers from traveling north on North Railroad Street (SR309). The new revised plan, recommended by PennDOT, was approved during June’sTamaqua public Borough Council meeting. The improvements will be paid for by the borough. Tamaqua Borough Manager Kevin Steigerwalt estimates the upgrades to cost the borough around $500.
Total improvements will include:
– Making the current One Way and Wrong Way signage larger.
– Adding a hanging right-arrow sign.
– Adding another Wrong Way/Do Not Enter sign on North Railroad Street.
– Painting crosshatch lines and “309 NORTH” (with an arrow) on the road at the corner of North Railroad and Mauch Chunk streets.
Also during the meeting, borough council also brought up the idea of including LED signage above the intersection to better signal during dark hours. It is unknown if that will be a part of the improvements.
(Click HERE to view the June council meeting discussion about the improvements.) (Need to raise your volume.)
TamaquaArea.com video of recent improvements:
TamaquaArea.com photos of recent improvements: