Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Traffic Calming Project to Begin Soon on Ella Taylor Road

Asphalt speed tables will soon be placed on Ella Taylor Road as part of a traffic calming project. (WYDaily)

YORK COUNTY — A project to reduce high speed traffic on Ella Taylor Road will begin soon. 

York County Department of Public Works (DPW) will soon install two asphalt speed tables on Ella Taylor Road. 

The project is a response to a recent speed study and survey conducted in the community, and is intended to reduce high speed traffic on Ella Taylor Road.

The road is used as a cut-through for traffic attempting to avoid Route 17 and often sees drivers going well beyond the speed limit, causing unsafe road conditions for area residents.

Similar to speed bumps, the speed tables are traffic calming devices, but are longer and provide a gentler transition than speed bumps. 

An example of an asphalt speed table, similar to what will soon be placed on Ella Taylor Road as part of a traffic calming project. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Once installed, the speed tables will include white arrows to show the table’s location and a yellow stripe down the center of the table to allow for two-way traffic. 

Ella Taylor Road will be closed intermittently throughout the project once it begins and York County warns that residents might experience minor delays due to construction.  

Electronic billboards will be placed at both ends of the road to notify drivers of the project and other important details. 

For more information on the project and updates on when it will begin, visit the DPW website. 

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