WEIRTON - As the start of the school year approaches, Weirton Traffic Commission members are discussing what can be done to provide better traffic control near Weir High School.
Public Works Director John Brown said Traffic Commission Chairman Romie Castelli requested a double yellow line be established on Red Rider Road. He said he spoke with the Hancock County Courthouse and received information stating the road belongs to the city.
"We have plowed this road in the winter time, but to my knowledge, no other type of maintenance has been done," said Brown.
CONCERNS – As the start of the school year approaches, Weirton Traffic Commission members are looking to establish double yellow lines along Red Rider Road and have expressed concerns over traffic flow once football season starts. Pictured from left is Chairman Romie Castelli and Douglass Branham. -- Angelina Dickson
Castelli said it looked as if there had been a yellow line on the road before but it has faded. He said the city is anticipating an increase in traffic in that area once school starts because of the new football stadium constructed on campus. He said he'd like to see the line put on the road before school starts.
Brown said it shouldn't be a problem to put out a work order and get things moving.
Brown also said Weirton Police Chief Bruce Marshall has a plan in place to address increased traffic during football games. He said those exiting the games on Red Rider Road will be directed south on 11th Street and those exiting from the upper lot at Weir Middle School will be directed to Heights Street and then north to Pennsylvania Avenue.
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