The Public Works Department is responsible for installing, maintaining, repairing and removing street signs, traffic control signs, crosswalk markings, and lane line markings within the Township.
New signs can be recognized throughout the township, as we are upgrading to meet the current federal reflectivity standards.
The Public Works Department provides for operation, maintenance and repair of existing traffic signals and street lights. In addition, this department maintains school speed limit flasher signals.
Currently, the department is responsible for twenty-one signalized intersections, in addition to the eight school zones.
Stop bars painted at lighted intersections serve a very specific and important purpose. There are sensors in the roadway, connected to the light controller, reporting that there is a vehicle at the traffic signal. When you pull past the stop bar, if no cars are behind you to trip the sensor, you may wait a long time for a green light.
Stop Bars are approximately twenty-four inches wide and may be staggered at intersections.
You may also see a flashing spot light next to a traffic signal. This is an emergency pre-emption device and indicates that an emergency vehicle is approaching. This will trigger the light to automatically turn green. If there is sufficient space, please safely move out of the emergency vehicles way.
If you need to report a street light problem, please be prepared to supply the following information:
- pole number, if available
- the location of the street light
- the exact nature of the problem, i.e. light flickering or obvious visual damage.
Lower Moreland maintains and is responsible for over six hundred street lights, and when warranted, PECO makes some of these repairs. Repairs are addressed in a timely manner, but some may take several working days.