Township of Lower Macungie, PA
Lehigh County
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[Ord. 2011-12, 10/6/2011; as amended by Ord. 2012-05, 9/6/2012, § 1]
1. 
Maximum speed limits are established on portions of specified streets, as follows, and it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle on any part of a street where a maximum speed limit applies at a higher speed than the maximum prescribed for that part of the street:
Street
Between
Maximum Speed Limit
Elbow Lane
Entire length
25 mph
Fish Hatchery Road
East Texas Road and the Township Boundary Line with Salisbury Township
25 mph
Lower Macungie Road
Bogie Avenue to signalized entrance to the Daytimers, Inc., parking lot in East Texas
35 mph
Mill Creek Road
Spring Creek Road and Sauerkraut Lane
25 mph
Millrace Road
Entire length
25 mph
Riverbend Road
Between Fish Hatchery Road and Little Spur
25 mph
Sauerkraut Lane
Millcreek Road to Pembroke Drive
25 mph
2. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $35 and costs. Any person exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than five miles per hour shall pay an additional fine of $2 per mile for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit.
[Ord. 2011-12, 10/6/2011]
1. 
A speed limit of 15 miles per hour is established on all streets and roadways in the public parks maintained and operated by the Township, as follows:
Park
Ancient Oaks South
Beaumont at Brookside
Brookfield
Brookside Farms
Camp Olympic
Campus
Church Lane
Corrado Homes
Creamery
Cross Timbers
Danfield
E. Texas
Farmington Hills Others
Heritage Heights
Hidden Valley
Hills at Lockridge
Lehigh Crossings
Maplewood Park
Prater
Quarry
Rodale
Shepherd Hills
Spring Creek Estates
Spring Ridge Crossing
Watermill
Wescosville
Wild Cherry
Winding Brook
2. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $35 and costs. Any person exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than five miles per hour shall pay an additional fine of $2 per mile for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit.
[Ord. 2011-12, 10/6/2011; amended by Ord. No. 2019-01, 1/3/2019]
1. 
At the following locations traffic signals as indicated below shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected), and traffic at those locations shall be directed by those signals:
Location
Cedar Crest Boulevard and Minesite Road
Hamilton Boulevard and Hamilton Crossings Private Driveways (between North Krocks
Road and Brookside Road)
Hamilton Boulevard and North Krocks Road/Private Driveway
Hamilton Boulevard and Shepherd Lane/Private Driveway
Hamilton Boulevard and Commercial Center Drive (North/South)
Hamilton Boulevard and South Krocks Road/Krocks Court
Hamilton Boulevard and Mill Creek Road
North Krocks Road and Hamilton Crossings Private Driveway
Lower Macungie Road and South Krocks Road and Private Driveways
Lower Macungie Road and East Texas Road/Willow Lane
Lower Macungie Road and Wild Cherry Lane
Route 100 and Gehman Road/Private Driveway
Route 100 and Schoeneck Road
Sauerkraut Lane and Willow Lane
Spring Creek Road and Congdon Hill Drive/Sauerkraut Lane
Spring Creek Road and Mertztown Road
Route 222 By-Pass and North Krocks Road
Route 222 By-Pass and Cedarbrook Road/Kressler Road
2. 
Any driver of a vehicle who disobeys the directions of any traffic signal, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
[Ord. 2011-12, 10/6/2011]
1. 
The following are established as intersections where drivers of vehicles headed in the direction or directions indicated are prohibited from making a right turn (or a left turn from a one-way street into another one-way street) on a steady red signal:
Intersection
Vehicles Traveling On
Facing
(Reserved)
2. 
Any driver of a vehicle who violates any provision of this section, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
[Ord. 2011-12, 10/6/2011]
1. 
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle of the type indicated traveling upon the first-named street at any of the following intersections, in the direction or directions indicated in each case, to make a left turn and/or a right turn into the second-named street, as indicated, at any time when such a turn is prohibited by this section:
Vehicles Traveling On
Direction of Travel
Not to Make Turn
Into
When
Type of Vehicle Applicable To
Liberty
East
Left
Brookside
School hours
All vehicles
Quarry Road
[Added by Ord. 2016-13, 7/21/2016]
North
Left
Route 100
All times
Trucks over 48 feet
Quarry Road
[Added by Ord. 2016-13, 7/21/2016]
North
Right
Route 100
All times
Trucks over 48 feet
Route 100
[Added by Ord. 2016-13, 7/21/2016]
North
Left
Quarry Road
All times
Trucks over 48 feet
Route 100
[Added by Ord. 2016-13, 7/21/2016]
South
Right
Quarry Road
All times
Trucks over 48 feet
Schoeneck Road
[Added by Ord. 2016-07, 4/21/2016]
North
Left
Route 100
All times
Trucks over 48 feet
Schoeneck Road
[Added by Ord. 2016-07, 4/21/2016]
North
Right
Route 100
All times
Trucks over 48 feet
Spring Creek
North
Left
Lower Macungie Road
All times
All vehicles
2. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
[Ord. 2011-12, 10/6/2011; as amended by Ord. 2012-12, 12/6/2012, Art. I]
1. 
The following intersections are established as stop intersections, and official stop signs shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named street (the intersecting or through street) on the first-named street (the stop street) in the direction or directions indicated for that intersection. Every driver of a vehicle approaching the intersection on the first-named or stop street, in the direction indicated in each case, shall stop the vehicle as required by of the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A. §§ 3323(b), and shall not proceed into or across the second-named or intersecting or through street until he has followed all applicable requirements of that section of the law.
Stop Street
Intersecting or Through Street
Direction of Travel
Aster Road (Township Road No. 609)
Foxglove Place
North and south
Birch Street
Butternut Lane
West
Church Lane Bridge
Trexlertown Road and Lower Macungie Road spanning Norfolk South Railroad
All
East Texas Road (Township Road No. T-471)
Elbow Lane (Township Road No 506) and Maplewood Lane
All
East Texas Road (Township Road No. T-506)
Kressler Road (Township Road No. T-479)
East
Gun Club Road (Township Road No. T-468
All
Krocks Road (Township Road No. T-498B)
Country Club Road (Township Road No. T-615B)
North and south
Orchid Place
[Added by Ord. 2014-03, 1/16/2014]
Riverbend Road
All
Riverbend Road
[Added by Ord. 2014-03, 1/16/2014]
Orchid Place
All
Sauerkraut Lane
Mill Creek Road
All
Sauerkraut Lane
Willow Lane
All
Sauerkraut Lane (Township Road No. 475)
Macungie Road (Township Road No. 507)
All
2. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
[Ord. 2011-12, 10/6/2011]
1. 
The following intersections are established as yield intersections, and official yield signs shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named street (the through street) on the first-named street (the yield street) in the direction or directions indicated for that intersection. Every driver of a vehicle approaching the intersection on the first-named or yield street, in the direction indicated in each case, shall slow down or stop the vehicle as required by 75 Pa.C.S.A. §§ 3323(c) of the Vehicle Code, and then yield the right-of-way as required by that subsection of the Vehicle Code.
Yield Street
Through Street
Direction of Travel
(Reserved)
2. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
[Ord. 2011-12, 10/6/2011]
1. 
No motor vehicle including a motorcycle, pedalcycle or minibike shall be operated on any property owned by the Township or any other public agency or instrumentality within the Township without the permission of the property owner and a permit from the Township.
2. 
Any person who violates an provision of this section, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
[Ord. 2016-11, 5/19/2016]
1. 
Findings. The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Lower Macungie finds as a fact that the operation of an engine brake retarder on a gasoline-powered or diesel-powered motor vehicle upon certain streets within the Township, as more specifically set forth herein, creates excessive noise through the use of said engine brake retarder, thereby adversely affecting the public health, safety and welfare of the residents of the Township of Lower Macungie Township.
2. 
Prohibitions. No gasoline-powered or diesel-powered motor vehicles shall be operated on the streets, roads, alleys or highways listed below in Subsection 3 within the Township of Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, utilizing, in said operation, an engine brake retarder.
3. 
Streets. The streets subject to this prohibition shall be as follows:
A. 
All of Route 100 northbound falling within the Lower Macungie Township boundaries.
B. 
All of Route 100 southbound falling within the Lower Macungie Township boundaries.
C. 
Trexlertown Road, between Spring Creek Road and the Upper Macungie Township Municipal Line.
[Added by Ord. 2017-06, 4/6/2017]
D. 
Spring Creek Road, between Trexlertown Road and Lower Macungie Road.
[Added by Ord. 2017-06, 4/6/2017]
4. 
Emergency Situations. This section shall not apply to emergency driving situations requiring the utilization of an engine brake retarder to protect the safety and property of the residents of Lower Macungie Township, other motor vehicle operators, pedestrians, and the operator and passengers of the motor vehicle involved in said emergency situation. The deployment of such emergency braking shall in no way be an excuse for violating the Motor Vehicle Code.
5. 
Penalty. Any person, firm, corporation or organization violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon summary conviction before a District Magistrate having jurisdiction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 or more than $300, and costs of prosecution, and may be sentenced to undergo imprisonment in Lehigh County Prison for a period of time as may permitted by law.