Township of Girard, PA
Erie County
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The speed limit for both directions of traffic along the streets or parts thereof described below is hereby established at the rate of speed indicated in said schedule. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle at a higher speed than the maximum prescribed for that street or part of a street.[1]
Name of Street
Speed Limit
Location
Albion Road
35
Old Ridge Road south to Route 18
Applewood Court
15
Westgate Village
Barbara Drive
15
West off Daggett Road
Birchdale Drive
[Added 10-11-1994]
20
Off Route 20
Buckingham Place
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Carrie Lane
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Carrousel Court
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Chatham Court
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Cindy Lane
15
East off Daggett Road
Community Park Drive
[Added 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
25
West Lake Road to entrance gate of Lake Erie Community Park
Cross Station Road
35
Route 18 to Ridge Road
Doris Drive
15
West off Daggett Road
Dover Lane
15
Westgate Village
Driscoll Court
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Elk Park Road
35
Whiteman's Hill to Route 20
Ethel Drive
15
West off Daggett Road
Ferndale Court
15
Westgate Village
Gudgeonville Road (T-400)
[Added 3-24-2009]
25
Beckman Road (T-547) to Brooks Road [Fairview Township (T-408)]
Heather Lane
15
Westgate Village
Holly Court
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Honeybrook Circle
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Honeybrook Court
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Imperial Point Parkway
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Laurel Lane
15
Westgate Village
Kingswood Place
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Meadowview Court
15
Westgate Village
Neiger Road
[Added 2-12-2013]
35
Entire length within the Township
North Creek Road
25
Route 20 to Northwest Railroad
Nursery Road
[Added 2-12-2013]
35
Middle Road north to the CSX railroad tracks
Old Ridge Road
25
Route 20 east of South Creek Road
Overlook Court
15
East off Route 18
Palacade Court
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Pieper Road
[Added 2-12-2013]
35
Route 20 to Lexington Road
Princeton Place
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Reese Drive
15
East off Route 18
Roxbury Court
15
Westgate Village
Shady Lane
15
East off Daggett Road
Shumaker Drive
15
East off Route 18
South Creek
[Added 5-12-1998]
35
Between Old Ridge and Drury Roads
Sunnybrook Drive
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Teller Road
[Added 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
35
Entire length within Township
Wellington Lane
15
Imperial Point Trailer Park
Westgate Drive
15
Entire length within Township
West Middle Road
35
Elk Park Road to Townline Road
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 109-19B of the 1987 Code, regarding violations and penalties for speed limits, which immediately followed this schedule, was repealed 2-12-2013. See now § 188-4.
[Amended 7-9-1991 by Ord. No. 76-A; 1-11-1994; 2-8-1994; 10-11-1994; 12-9-1997; 8-13-2002; 10-22-2002; 5-11-2004]
The intersections described below are hereby established as stop intersections, and official stop signs shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected) in such a position upon the first-named street as to face traffic approaching the second-named street in the direction or directions indicated in said schedule. Every driver of a vehicle approaching any such intersection upon the first-named street, in the direction or directions indicated in each case, shall come to a full stop before entering any such intersection.
Stop Sign on
Direction of Travel
At Intersection of
Aisles Avenue
[Added 2-12-2013]
South
Gnagi Drive
Albion Road
North
Old Ridge Road
Albion Road
[Repealed 2-12-2013]
Albion Road
South
Route 18
Antolik Road
[Repealed 2-12-2013]
Antolik Road
North
Tannery Road
Barbara Drive
West
Doris Drive
Barker Road
West
Daggett Road
Bateman Road
East
Gudgeonville Road
Beckman Road
[Added 2-12-2013]
Northwest
Tannery Road
Birchdale Drive
South
Route 20
Cindy Lane
[Amended 2-12-2013]
Both
Daggett Road
Colespring Road
[Amended 2-12-2013]
Both
South Creek Road
Colespring Road (yield sign)
West
Cross Station Road Extension
Community Park Drive
[Amended 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
South
West Lake Road
Cross Station Extension
Both
Route 18
Community Park Drive
[Added 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
West
The field cul-de-sac
Cross Station Extension
[Repealed 2-12-2013]
Cross Station Road
Both
Lexington Road
Cross Station Road
Both
Route 18
Cross Station Road
North
Ridge Road
Culbertson Drive
North (except for right turns)
Allegeny Avenue
Culbertson Drive
[Amended 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
South
West Lake Road
Daggett Road
North
Ridge Road
Daggett Road
South
Antolik Road
Drury Road
East
South Creek Road
Drury Road
[Amended 2-12-2013]
Both
Route 18
Elk Park Road
South
Ridge Road
Emerald Court
South
Miller Road
Ethel Drive
East
Daggett Road
Fairplain Road
Both
Middle Road
Fairplain Road
[Amended 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
North
West Lake Road
Fairplain Road
South
Ridge Road
Fairplain Road
South
U.S. Route 5 (1-way stop)
Ferndale Court
West
Westgate Drive (3-way stop)
Francis Road
West
South Creek
Gilmore Road
East
Tannery Road
Gloskey Road
West
Lexington Road
Gnagi Drive
East
Nursery Road
Gudgeonville Road (north and south)
Both
Francis Road
Godfrey Road
North
Fairplain Road (1-way stop)
Godfrey Road
South
U.S. Route 5 (1-way stop)
Gudgeonville Road
North
Beckman Road
Honeybrook Circle
North
Honeybrook Circle
Honeybrook Circle
South
Honeybrook Circle
Honeybrook Circle
West
Honeybrook Circle
Honeybrook Circle
South
Shadybrook Circle
Honeybrook Circle
North
Wellington Lane
Honeybrook Circle
South
Wellington Lane
Imperial Point Parkway
[Repealed 2-12-2013]
Ivoray Road
North
Franklin Center Road
Leah Drive
West
Williams Road
Lynmar Court
West
Birchdale Court
Maiden Lane
[Added 2-12-2013]
South
Elk Park Road
Miller Road
East
Daggett Road
Miller Road
South
Tannery Road
Mill Street
North
Cross Station Extension
Neiger Road
East
Lexington Road
North Creek Road
Both
Elk Park Road
North Creek Road
[Amended 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
North
West Lake Road
North Creek Road
South
Ridge Road
Nursery Road
[Amended 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
North
West Lake Road
Nursery Road
[Amended 2-12-2013]
Both
Middle Road
Old Lake Road
East
Fairplain Road
Old Lake Road
[Amended 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
West
West Lake Road
Old Ridge Road
East
South Creek Road (3-way)
Old Ridge Road
[Added 2-12-2013]
West
Ridge Road
Old Tannery Road
[Amended 2-12-2013]
Southwest
Tannery Road
Orr Road
Both
South Creek Road
Peiper Road
North
Ridge Road
Peiper Road
South
Lexington Road
Reese Drive
East
Albion Road
Reese Drive
West
Route 18
Ridge Road
East
Old Ridge Road
Robertson Drive
West
Williams Road
Shady Lane
West
Daggett Road
Sherman Drive
North
Route 5
Smith Street
East
Nursery Road
Shumaker Drive
[Added 2-12-2013]
East
Albion Road
Shumaker Drive
[Added 2-12-2013]
West
Reese Road
South Creek Road
Both
Old Ridge Road (3-way)
South Creek Road
North
Ridge Road
Springfield Road
[Added 2-12-2013]
Both
Lexington Road
Springfield Road
[Added 2-12-2013]
East
Lexington Road
State Road
Both
Francis Road
State Road
North
South Creek Road
State Road
South
Franklin Center Road
Sunnybrook Drive
North
Honeybrook Circle
Teller Road
North
Ridge Road
Teller Road
South
Cross Station Road
Townline Road
South
Ridge Road
Tubbs Road
South
Neiger Road
Westgate Drive
North
Ferndale Court (3-way stop)
Westgate Drive
North
Ridge Road
Westgate Drive
South
Dover Lane
Westgate Drive
South
Ferndale Court (3-way stop)
West Middle Road
East
Elk Park Road
West Middle Road
West
Townline Road
West Park Drive
South
North Edgewood Drive
West Road
North
Franklin Center
Williams Road
North
North Creek Road
Williams Road
South
Ridge Road
Yale Avenue
[Amended 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-2]
South
West Lake Road
[Amended 8-9-2011 by Ord. No. 188-3]
A. 
Definitions. The following words when used in this section shall have the meaning given to them in this Subsection, except in those instances where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
EMERGENCY VEHICLE
A fire department vehicle, police vehicle, sheriff vehicle, ambulance, advanced life support squad vehicle, basic life support squad vehicle, blood delivery vehicle, human organ delivery vehicle, hazardous material response vehicle, armed forces emergency vehicle, one vehicle of a coroner, chief county medical examiner, chief deputy coroner, deputy chief county medical examiner used for answering emergency calls, a vehicle owned by or leased to a regional emergency medical services council that is used as authorized by the PA Department of Health to respond to an actual or potential disaster, mass casualty situation or substantial threat to public health, fire or police chief or assistant chief or ambulance corps commander or assistant commander or a river rescue commander, county and local emergency management coordinator, fire marshal, rescue chief and assistant used for answering emergency calls or other vehicle designated by the State Police under Section 6106 of the Vehicle Code[1] (relating to designation of emergency vehicles by Pennsylvania State Police).
LOCAL DELIVERY VEHICLE
Any motor vehicle which is utilized for the provision of consumer services, including utility and refuse services or repairs, to properties located upon Township roads.
MOTOR VEHICLE
A vehicle which is self-propelled except an electric personal assistive mobility device or a vehicle which is propelled solely by human power.
SCHOOL BUS
A motor vehicle designed for carrying more than 11 passengers, including the driver, and used for the transportation of preprimary, primary or secondary school students to or from public, private or parochial schools or events related to such schools or school-related activities.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 6106.
B. 
The Supervisors have hereby determined that certain roads under the jurisdiction of the Township may be damaged or destroyed unless the permissible weight limit of motor vehicles or combinations is limited. Accordingly, no motor vehicle having a gross weight in excess of 20,000 pounds shall be operated upon the following sections of roads and highways owned and/or maintained by Girard Township and located within the jurisdiction of Girard Township from February 15 through and including May 15:
Township Road
Route
From
To
Albion Road
T-478
State Route 18
Ridge Road
Antolik Road
T-404
Tannery Road
Fairview Township line
Beckman Road
T-547
Tannery Road
Fairview Township line
Creek Road (north and south)
T-390
State Route 5
Platea Borough line
Cross Station Road
T-505
Townline Road State Route 18
Easterly terminus Cole Spring Road
Daggett Road
T-406
Antolik Road
U.S. Route 20
Drury Road
T-507
Lexington Road
South Creek Road
East Park Drive
T-913
Community Park Drive
Easterly terminus
Elk Park Road
T-544
U.S. Route 20
Lake City Borough line
Fairplain Road
T-480
U.S. Route 20
Godfrey Road
Francis Road
T-479
Gudgeonville Road
South Creek Road
Gloskey Road
T-360
Lexington Road
Elk Creek Township line
Godfrey Road
T-484
State Route 5
Fairplain Road
Gudgeonville Road
T-400
Franklin Center Road
Beckman Road
Ivarea Road
T-402
Franklin Center Road
Elk Creek Township line
Maiden Lane
T-550
Elk Park Road
Westerly terminus
Mill Street
T-382
Cross Station Road
Platea Borough line
Miller Road
T-396
Tannery Road
Daggett Road
Neiger Road
T-475
Lexington Road
Springfield Township line
Nursery Road
T-980
Girard Borough line
Allegheny Avenue
Old Lake Road
T-473
State Route 5
Fairplain Road
Orr Road
T-388
South Creek Road
South Creek Road
Reese Drive
T-483
State Route 18
Albion Road
Ridge Road
T-481
U.S. Route 20
South Creek Road
Shumaker Road
T-485
South Creek Road
Westerly terminus
Springfield Road
T-477
Springfield Township line
West Peach Street
State Road
T-482
South Creek Road
Elk Creek Township line
Sun Lake Drive
T-555
Springfield Road
West Peach Street
Teller Road
T-362
Cross Station Road
U.S. Route 20
Tubbs Road
T-356
Neiger Road
Springfield Township line
West Middle Road
T-539
Elk Park Road
Springfield Township line
West Peach Street
1-551
Springfield Road
Platea Borough line
Williams Road
T-364
U.S. Route 20
North Creek Road
C. 
The Supervisors shall cause the restricted section of roads and highways to be posted for the applicable limitations, said posting to be in accordance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code[2] and other applicable laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
[2]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
D. 
Emergency vehicles, local delivery vehicles and school buses, as defined herein, shall be exempt from the restrictions imposed under Subsection B above. However, if the Board of Supervisors or Roadmaster determine that any emergency vehicle, local delivery vehicle or school bus is likely to damage a road, the Supervisors will so notify the registrants of the motor vehicle(s) and will also notify the PA State Police. After two business days following delivery of the notice, or after five days following mailing of the notice, such vehicle or vehicles shall not exceed the weight limits except in accordance with Subsection E hereof.
E. 
Permits.
(1) 
The Supervisors or Roadmaster may issue permits for movement of vehicles in excess of the restrictions established hereunder. Applications for a permit shall be made, in writing, to the Township and shall contain such information as the Township shall require pertaining to the applicant, area of operations and municipal roads to be traveled and:
(a) 
The application shall also include a description of all motor vehicles and equipment to be used in the transporting of all materials. Such list shall include among other things each vehicle's registration number, plate number, make, model and color.
(b) 
The application shall also include a copy of all valid local, state and/or federal permits, contracts and agreements which are required to be obtained by the operator or owner of the motor vehicle.
(c) 
At the discretion of the Board of Supervisors or Roadmaster, the application may be required to be accompanied by a signed excess maintenance agreement which obligates the permittee to make repairs of damages caused to the roads by the permittee's activities.
(d) 
The permittee may be required to submit such bond or other collateral acceptable to and in the favor of the Township as the Township may require to ensure faithful compliance with the provisions of this section.
(2) 
The requirements of this Subsection E shall be deemed to run in the favor of the Township, and the failure of the Township to insist upon compliance with each of the requirements set forth herein shall not render this section invalid or otherwise preclude the Township from seeking enforcement of the other provisions of this section.
F. 
The permit required under Subsection E shall be issued with respect to any road listed under Subsection B if there is no reasonable alternate route available. "Reasonable alternative route" shall mean a route meeting the criteria set forth in the regulations of the PA Department of Transportation (or any successor agency) relating to traffic and engineering studies.
G. 
There is hereby established an application fee of $50 for the above-referenced excess maintenance agreement which application fee may be increased or decreased by subsequent resolution of the Township.
H. 
Violations and penalties.
(1) 
Upon conviction by a Magisterial District Judge, any person violating this section shall pay a fine in an amount consistent with the applicable fine set forth in the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code at the time of the violation.
(2) 
As of the enactment of this section, the applicable section of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code is 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 4902(g), which provides as follows:
(g)
Penalty.
(1)
Any person operating a vehicle or combination upon a highway or bridge in violation of a prohibition or restriction imposed under subsection (a) is guilty of a summary offense and shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of Seventy Five ($75.00) Dollars, except that any person convicted of operating a vehicle with a gross weight in excess of the posted weight shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of One Hundred Fifty ($150.00) Dollars, plus One Hundred Fifty ($150.00) Dollars for each 500 pounds, or part thereof, in excess of 3,000 pounds over the maximum allowable weight.
Any person who shall operate a vehicle in violation of the traffic regulations established in this article shall be punishable as set forth in the appropriate sections of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code (75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.).
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).