WEIRTON - Traffic Commission members discussed parking issues along St. John's Road in the Weircrest area of the city earlier in the year and recently revisited the issue, deciding to leave it to Weirton City Council to make the final decision.
Weirton resident Paul Grace, who lives at 120 St. John's Road, approached the Traffic Commission to discuss removing a portion of the yellow "no parking" curb in front of his home. He said he typically uses his garage and driveway, but during the winter season it's difficult because of the grade of his property.
"If I park on the street there is no problem, but if I get hit then I am parked illegally and I would just like to avoid this problem," Grace said.
TALKING IT OVER — Members of the Weirton Traffic Commission discuss an issue at 120 St. John’s Road in Weirton regarding a yellow “no parking” curb near a residence. The group will put forth an ordinance to remove a portion of the yellow curb to accommodate a resident with a steep driveway on a temporary basis. Pictured, from left, is Commission Chair Romie Castelli, board member Dave Guglielmo, Ward 4 Councilman George Ash and resident Paul Grace. -- Angelina Dickson
Earlier in the year, some of the residents made the request to remove the entire line but the Traffic Commission decided to address it piece by piece.
Commissioner George Reddish suggested trying the removal of the line on a six-month trial basis and, if no major traffic issues come to a head, it will be deemed a permanent solution.
City Clerk Nicole Davis Schuetzner said, in order to make that happen, an ordinance would have to go before city council.
She said she could put language in the legislation noting the conditions required to make it a permanent solution.
The issue will appear on the Jan. 9 agenda of Weirton City Council.
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