Ross Township Solicitor Bonnie Brimmeier told Ross Commissioners Tuesday that the three entities responsible for maintaining Johnanna Drive are promising to repair the entrance to the road at the intersection with McKnight Road.
The issue came to light when a Woodhawk club resident, Vicki Chang, complained to the commissioners on Feb. 4 the entrance to Johnanna Drive acts like a speed bump. (See video and Click "view larger map" for exact location)
"Because of the poor road conditions, drivers slow down to a nearly complete stop when entering from McKnight Road," she said. "This greatly increases the chances of rear-end collisions because the cars behind you are still traveling at nearly 40 miles an hour."
Although the road is privately owned, Brimmeier said a promise was made to fix the road.
"There's three parties up there, the Woodhawk Club, the E-Z storage, and the Ivy Woods, which is the homeowners association for the condos that are up there," she said. "Their attorney told me the owner of Woodhawk was intending to make the repairs and then seek contributions from the other parties that are responsible and I suggested that they do it as quickly as possible."
In addition, Brimmeier said the road may not have the proper state permits.
"Ross Police Chief Robert Bellan informed me that in their investigation that they found that apparently there was never a highway occupancy permit obtained for that intersection so I will include that in my correspondence and tell them they need to pursue that and get it straightened out," she said. "That's not our responsibility, it's PennDOT's issue first, we can certainly bring it to their attention."
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