Borough of Mount Gretna, PA
Lebanon County
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A. 
The following speed limits are hereby established:
(1) 
On Pinch Road within the Borough, the speed limit shall be 40 miles per hour.
(2) 
On Pennsylvania Route 117 within the Borough, the speed limit shall be 35 miles per hour.
(3) 
On all other highways or portion thereof within the Borough, the speed limit shall be 25 miles per hour.
B. 
Any person who shall operate a vehicle or tractor at a speed in excess of that established therefor, upon any highway or portion thereof within the Borough shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $10 and costs of prosecution and/or undergo imprisonment for not more then five days.
A. 
The following are hereby established as one-way highways:
Highway
From
To
Direction of Travel
Harvard Avenue
Princeton Avenue
Carnegie Avenue
West
Muhlenberg Avenue
[Amended 11-21-2000 by Ord. No. 157]
Pinch Road
Princeton Avenue
West
Yale Avenue
Carnegie Avenue
Lehigh Avenue
West
B. 
Any person who shall operate a motor vehicle or tractor upon any highway or portion thereof hereby established as a one-way highway within the Borough, other than in the direction hereby established for traffic thereon, shall upon conviction thereof be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $10 and costs of prosecution and/or undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.
A. 
The following intersections are hereby established as stop intersections, and official stop signs shall be erected (or are hereby confirmed if heretofore erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named highway upon the first-named highway, in the direction or directions hereby indicated. All vehicles and tractors approaching any such intersection upon the first named highway, in the direction or directions hereby indicated in each case, shall come to a full stop, within a reasonable distance, before entering any such intersection:
Highway
Through Highway
Direction of Travel
Albright Avenue
Pinch Road
East
Brown Avenue
Lehigh Avenue
West
Brown Avenue
Pinch Road
East
Carnegie Avenue
Pennsylvania Avenue
North and south
Carnegie Avenue
Pennsylvania Route 117
North
Chautauqua Drive
[Added 3-14-2016 by Ord. No. 203]
Carnegie Avenue
West
Chautauqua Drive
[Added 3-14-2016 by Ord. No. 203]
Princeton Avenue
East
Gettysburg Avenue
Pennsylvania Route 117
Northeast
Gettysburg Avenue (realigned)
[Added 3-14-2016 by Ord. No. 203]
Pennsylvania Route 117
North
Lafayette Avenue
Lehigh Avenue
East
Lafayette Avenue
Weslyan Avenue
West
Lancaster Avenue
[Added 12-22-1975 by Ord. No. 107]
Lehigh Avenue
East and west
Lancaster Avenue
Pinch Road
East
Lebanon Avenue
Pinch Road
East
Lehigh Avenue
Pennsylvania Avenue
North and south
Lehigh Avenue
Pennsylvania Route 117
North
Lehigh Avenue
[Repealed 12-22-1975 by Ord. No. 107]
Muhlenberg Avenue
Lebanon Avenue
North
Muhlenberg Avenue
Pinch Road
East
Old Mountain Road
Albright Avenue
South
Old Mountain Road
Lebanon Avenue
North
Pennsylvania Avenue
[Added 11-9-1981 by Ord. No. 120]
Lehigh Avenue
East and west
Pennsylvania Avenue
Princeton Avenue
East
Pennsylvania Avenue
Pennsylvania Route 117
Northwest
Princeton Avenue
Pennsylvania Route 117
North
Temple Avenue
Muhlenberg Avenue
West
Temple Avenue
Old Mountain Road
East
Vassar Avenue
Pennsylvania Avenue
North
B. 
Any operator of a vehicle or tractor who shall fail to come to a full stop, within a reasonable distance, before entering any stop intersection, as hereinabove required, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $5 and costs of prosecution and/or undergo imprisonment for not more than three days.
A. 
The following intersections are hereby established as yield-right-of-way intersections and official yield signs shall be erected (or are hereby ratified if heretofore erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named highway from the first-named highway, in the direction or directions hereby indicated. All vehicles and tractors approaching any such intersection upon the first-named highway, in the direction or directions hereby indicated, shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on the second-named highway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time that the operator of such vehicle or tractor is moving across or within such intersection:
Yield Highway
Through Highway
Direction of Travel
Carnegie Avenue
Harvard Avenue
South
Gettysburg Avenue
Pennsylvania Avenue
Southwest
Old Mountain Road
Albright Avenue
South
Vassar Avenue
Yale Avenue
South
B. 
Any operator of a vehicle or tractor who shall fail to yield the right-of-way, as hereinabove required, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $5 and costs or prosecution and/or undergo imprisonment for not more than three days.
A. 
The following intersections are hereby established as keep-right intersections and official keep-right signs shall be erected (or are hereby ratified if heretofore erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named highway from the first-named highway in the direction or directions hereby indicated. All vehicles and tractors approaching any such intersection upon the first-named highway, in the direction or directions hereby indicated shall keep to the right.
Highway
Through Highway
Direction of Travel
Pennsylvania Avenue
Weslyan Avenue
West
B. 
Any operator of a vehicle or tractor who shall fail to keep right, as hereinabove required, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $5 and costs of prosecution and/or undergo imprisonment for not more than three days.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any truck or tractor, trailer or tractor-trailer combination having a gross weight in excess of 12,000 pounds upon any of the highways within the Borough, except trucks or tractors, trailers or tractor-trailer combinations used by or contracted by the Borough of Mount Gretna, or the Pennsylvania Chautauqua, or any of their entireties for maintenance or construction purposes. For the purposes of this chapter, a truck is considered to be any vehicle that would be licensed commercially by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
[Amended 6-1-1974 by Ord. No. 102; 4-9-2018 by Ord. No. 211]
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle or tractor, or any passenger vehicle drawing any trailer or towing any other vehicle, or any major recreational vehicle which shall include, but is not limited to, boats and boat trailers, travel trailers, pick-up campers or coaches (designed to be mounted on automotive vehicles), motorized dwellings, tent trailers, and the like upon any highway or portion thereof within the Borough.
C. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any snowmobile or minibike upon any highway or portion thereof within the Borough.
D. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $50 and costs of prosecution and/or undergo imprisonment for not more than 10 days, provided that nothing herein shall prohibit the operation of any vehicle or tractor as set forth in Subsections A and B of this section upon any highway or portion thereof where such operation thereon shall be necessary in order to pick up or deliver any goods, wares, merchandise or material from or to any premises located upon any such highway or portion thereof.
E. 
Nor shall anything herein prevent the operation of a recreational vehicle as set forth in this section upon any highway or portion thereof where such operation hereon shall be necessary to park said vehicle upon any property owned or leased by the owner of said recreational vehicle located upon any such highway or portion thereof.
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle or tractor upon any highway in the Borough that is under construction, resurfacing or repair, in disregard of any official sign, barricade or notice that the same is closed to vehicular traffic. Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $25 and costs of prosecution and/or undergo imprisonment for not more than 10 days.
A. 
The Mayor is hereby authorized to designate as play highways, whenever he shall deem such action advisable, and for whatever period of time directed by him, any portion of any highway in the Borough, whereon sledding, coasting and playing shall be permitted. Such highway shall be set apart for the purpose under the direction of the Mayor.
B. 
No person shall operate any motor vehicle or tractor upon any play highway at any time when such highway shall be so designated, except in case of emergency, with special permission of the Mayor or of the police officer in charge, who shall first clear such play highway of all persons using such highway for the purpose for which it was set aside. Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $10 and costs of prosecution and/or undergo imprisonment for not more than five days.
For the purpose of the penalties provided in this article, each day that a violation is continued shall constitute a separate offense.