Werner Road Truck Ban Gets Final Nod in Lower Nazareth
The Lower Nazareth Board of Supervisors on Wednesday approved an ordinance that bans trucks on Werner Road and on a handful of other roads.
The ordinance also bans trucks on Route 248 to Prologis Parkway; Georgetown Road from Hanoverville Road to Newburg Road; Hanoverville Road from Route 191 to Georgetown Road, and Steuben Road from Township Line Road to Route 191.
Asteak also amended an existing Lower Nazareth ordinance to restrict truck traffic 9,000 pounds or more in gross vehicle weight.
Any trucker in violation will receive $75 to $150 in fines plus $150 for every 500 pounds in excess of 3,000 pounds over the maximum allowable weight.
The Lower Nazareth supervisors on Dec. 12 agreed to help pay for an engineering and traffic study for Werner Road, which was the scene of a landscape hit-and-run in June.
On Dec. 7, the Upper Nazareth supervisors unanimously approved a motion to split the cost and authorize the engineer for both townships, Al Kortze, to move forward with the study.
The decisions ended months of limbo for homeowners who say Werner Road is plagued by oversized trucks trying to maneuver sharp turns.