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ROADWAY TRAVEL

EXISTING REGULATIONS

o traffic lights exist along the road, and no speed limit is posted along much of the Corridor, indicating that the maximum allowed vehicle speed is 55 miles per hour (the Pennsylvania speed limit set for two-lane roads); a 35 mile per hour speed limit is posted near the eastern end of the Corridor near Somerset Borough (from Coxes Creek Road to the Borough boundary). Vehicles travel in single lanes in each direction, and are divided by a painted center line.

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s previously mentioned, Somerset have no zoning regulations in pla have wide discretion in deciding how though there are no zoning requirem are required. Also, development of a townships is subject to the Somerset Land Development Ordinance (SALD promote public health, safety, and gen the County.

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The roadway carries especially heavy traffic when it occasionally serves as a detour route for the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76 (I-76)) in the event of Turnpike closure between the Somerset and Donegal Exits. Large trucks carrying heavy loads are also common.

There are no sidewalks or formal pedestrian pathways along the Corridor, and shoulders vary from approximately two feet to 10 feet in width. The road was not built for pedestrians or bicyclists, although the occasional biker or walker does travel along the roadway.

Any existing building or lot that doe SALDO is not required to comply in existing use. A SALDO application is on development or subdivision is propos with the ordinance’s design standards i land developments and subdivisions o projects, therefore, have few design of the Somerset County SALDO can Somerset County Planning Commissio

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DRAFT: MARCH 2009

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