Last updated: May 16. 2014 10:53AM - 3294 Views
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Hanover and Fairview Township Police Departments are combining forces to address aggressive driving on the work zone on Route 309.

The two departments will be holding a press conference on Monday at the intersection of Route 209 and Pine Road at the Palooka Monument. The departments will announce a Special Aggressive Driving Fund Project to address the aggressive driving.

PennDOT spokesman James May will also be present at the press conference. May will discuss a truck ban that will prohibit heavy trucks from going up the mountain at any time and down the mountain from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m.

According to a news release, both the Hanover Township and Fairview Township Police Departments were awarded special funding to address the aggressive driving “above and below PennDOT’s $5.2 million safety enhancement project.” The enforcement is part of the Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project and is funded by part of PennDOT’s $2.5 million investment of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This special funding project will last throughout the summer months and conclude in September 2014.

That construction on Route 309 will blast and remove portions of rock in the area of Route 309 in Fairview and Hanover Township, with the aim of widening rock cuts to reduce the water that flows on the road. It would also enable more sunlight to reach the roadway, lessening the amount of ice that accumulates.

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