More ques­tions than an­swers at Route 13 meet­ing

The Advance of Bucks County - - BRISTOL AREA - By El­iz­a­beth Fisher

Ad­vance cor­re­spon­dent BRIS­TOL BOR­OUGH - More ques­tions than an­swers have sur­faced in the af­ter­math of a meet­ing among some borRuJh RIficLDOs DnG DbRuW 25 Route 13 busi­ness own­ers. The group met June 19 at bor­ough hDOO WR HxSUHss WhHLU cRncHUns DbRuW WhH RnJRLnJ $36 PLOOLRn RRuWH 13 bHDuWL­ficDWLRn SURMHcW WhDW Ln­vROvHs WhH bRURuJh, BULsWRO TRwn­shLS DnG TuOOyWRwn.

ThH SURMHcW LPSDcWs WhH bRURuJh Rn WhH hLJh­wDy bHWwHHn RRuWH 413 DnG BHDvHU SWUHHW, and that stretch was the fo­cus RI WhH PHHWLnJ, cDOOHG by GDUy 3DuO, RwnHU RI WhH BULsWRO BOLWz LcH cUHDP sWRUH. 3DuO Ls cDOOLnJ IRU PDMRU chDnJHs WR WhH wRUk, DskLnJ WhDW, Ln­sWHDG RI WhH SODn­nHG 14-IRRW JUDss PHGLDn, WhDW 3Hn­nGDOT Ln­sWHDG Ln­sWDOO WuUnLnJ ODnHs HxDcWOy OLkH WhRsH Rn WhH BULsWRO TRwn­shLS sWUHWch of Route 413.

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SRPH busLnHss RwnHUs, OLkH .DWhOHHn BDhU, whRsH IDPLOy Rwns DDLUy DHOL, wRuOG OLkH, Ln DGGLWLRn, WR sHH WUDIfic OLJhWs Ln­sWDOOHG Rn RRuWH 13 DW CRUsRn SWUHHW DnG DW SHcRnG AvHnuH, D PRvH BDhU bHOLHvHs wRuOG GHter speed­ers and pro­vide safe pedes­trian cross­ings.

BDhU sDLG hHU IDPLOy PHPbers have seen nu­mer­ous pedes­trian ac­ci­dents in front of DDLUy DHOL, whLch hDs RSHUDWHG at the site for more than 40 yHDUs.

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3DuO DnG sHvHUDO busLnHss RwnHUs DOsR bHOLHvH WhDW WhH cuUUHnW SODns wRuOG cuW LnWR UHvHnuH, whHUHDs WuUnLnJ ODnHs wRuOG bHnH­fiW HvHUyRnH bHcDusH SRWHnWLDO cusWRPHUs wRuOG hDvH HDsLHU Dc­cHss WR busi­nesses on ei­ther side of the hLJh­wDy.

3DuO, CRuncLOPHn TRny DHvLnH DnG 3DWULck SDbDWLnL, CRuncLOPDn-EOHcW DDvH GLUDUG, DnG 0DyRU RRbHUW LHbR at­tended the meet­ing and of­fered sug­ges­tions on how to SHU­suDGH 3Hn­nDOT WR DOWHU LWs SODns. 3DuO HxSUHssHG RSWLPLsP, sDyLnJ WhDW Ln cRn­vHUsDWLRns wLWh 3Hn­nDOT SSRkHsPDn ChDUOHs 0HWzJHU, hH wDs JLvHn WR unGHUsWDnG WhDW “DnyWhLnJ cRuOG hDSSHn.”

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0HWzJHU sDLG Rn ThuUsGDy WhDW WhH HnJLnHHU WROG 3DuO WhDW WhH SURSRsHG RSWLRn RI “MusW SRuULnJ cRncUHWH” IRU WuUnLnJ ODnHs wRuOG bH vHUy HxSHn­sLvH be­cause of the cost of con­crete. HH DGGHG WhDW 3Hn­nDOT wRuOG cHUWDLnOy wRUk wLWh busLnHss RwnHUs Rn Dn LnGLvLGuDO bDsLs DnG cRuOG SRssLbOy “WwHDk” cHUWDLn DsSHcWs RI WhH SURMHcW, buW D PDMRU RvHUhDuO cRuOG nRW be con­sid­ered.

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CRnWDcWHG WhH nHxW GDy, 3DuO sDLG WhDW hH bHOLHvHs LW wRuOG bH SRssLbOH WR UHPDkH WhH bOuHprints.

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3DuO’s cRncHUns bHJDn Ln FHbUuDUy, whHn hH cDOOHG 3Hn­nDOT WR finG RuW HxDcWOy WhH scRSH RI WhH SURMHcW Ds LW im­pacted on his busi­ness. He GLscRvHUHG WhDW WhH SODns cDOOHG IRU WhH wLGWh RI hLs SURSHUWy bor­der­ing Route 13 was to be OLnHG wLWh D sLGHwDOk DnG cuUb, whLch wRuOG hDvH SUHvHnWHG cus­tomers from en­ter­ing the SUHPLsHs IURP WhH hLJh­wDy.

That has since been corUHcWHG buW DW ODsW wHHk’s PHHWLnJ, hH uUJHG DOO busLnHss RwnHUs WR finG RuW HxDcWOy whHUH cuUbs DnG sLGHwDOks DUH WR bH ORcDWHG. HH DOsR vRwHG WR cRnWLnuH hROGLnJ PHHWLnJs WR which Pen­nDOT rep­re­sen­ta­tive wRuOG bH Ln­vLWHG, hH sDLG.

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