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Guide rails in store for Donnellville Road in Fawn

October 6, 2018

Concerned about speeding on the newly paved Donnellville Road, Fawn supervisors are planning to install guide rails there.

Youngblood Contracting competed the reconstruction and resurfacing of Donnellville in July, which cost the township $276,000.

Supervisors Chairman Dave Montanari said some motorists have found the new surface irresistible when it comes to speeding and there have been some accidents. He said, while it may not prevent speeding, the guide rails will at least help to keep vehicles from going over an embankment.

“Preliminary estimates are about $30,000 to put in the guide rails,” Montanari said.

“Once we put them in, we have to maintain them,” Supervisor Chuck Venesky said.

“There’s $8,100 in the kitty left over from the Donnellville project,” Montanari said.

He said that money could be used for the guide rail.

The remainder would come from liquid fuels fund money from last year, he said.

There is $83,000 in liquid fuels money but Montanari said the township would have to get approval from the state before being able to use it for something other than paving.

The supervisors agreed to put the guide rail project on the agenda for their meeting on Tuesday.

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