Tractor trailers traveling where they shouldn’t are stressing out at least one resident -- and a bridge -- in Lower Nazareth Township.
Laurie Ehasz, who lives on Hanoverville Road, approached the Lower Nazareth Board of Supervisors Wednesday night to seek help with the continuous tractor trailer traffic that cruises by her house.
Ehasz said she lives a few houses down from The Spot, an ice cream shop located at the corner of Route 191 and Hanoverville Road, and sees tractor trailers heading west on Hanoverville.
The problem: The old, concrete bridge on Hanoverville Road -- just before Dutch Springs -- isn’t strong enough to bear that kind of repeated weight.
“We have a problem with the semis coming down the road,” Ehasz said. “It sounds like they're coming through your front porch.”
Can you relate to Ehasz's frustrations? What suggestions would you pass along to the township and police?
Ehasz told the supervisors that on Tuesday, five trucks went past her house before 11 a.m. She said she has called Colonial Regional Police -- the bridge has a posted weight limit -- but that hasn't put a dent in the problem.
“The only thing you can do is keep calling the police," said Eric Nagle, chairman of the supervisors. "It’s posted. They’re not supposed to go through there.”
Ehasz said the officers are getting the excuse that the drivers’ GPS navigation systems send them in that direction.
“The GPS doesn’t tell you the weight limits, just directions,” said Timm Tenges, the township's manager. “But that shouldn’t be a reason for the police to succumb to it.”
Tenges suggested that the issue be brought up “with a greater degree of urgency” at the next meeting of the Police Commission, which usually meets on the fourth Monday of the month at Colonial Regional headquarters.