Borough of West Conshohocken, PA
Montgomery County
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§ 109-6 Use of sidewalks by motor vehicles.

No person shall operate a motor vehicle or tractor upon any sidewalk in the Borough; nor shall any person operate a motor vehicle upon or across any sidewalk except in order to gain access to or egress from a driveway or alley at such locations where the curb, if such sidewalk is curbed, shall have been properly cut down for the purpose.

§ 109-7 Speed limits established.

[Amended 6-14-2005 by Ord. No. 05-05, approved 6-14-2005; 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
The speed limit for both directions of traffic along the highways or parts thereof described below is hereby established at the rate of speed indicated:
Name of Highway
Speed Limit
(mph)
Location
4 Falls Corporate Center
25
Entire length
Apple Street
25
Entire length
Balligomingo Road
30
Entire length
Barr Harbor Drive
35
Entire length
Bliss Road
25
Entire length
Bliss Street
25
Brittmoir Avenue
25
Entire length
Bullock Avenue
25
Entire length
Campbell Drive
25
Entire length
Cedar Avenue
25
Entire length
Chestnut Street
25
Entire length
Church Street
25
Entire length
Clipper Road
25
Entire length
Conshohocken State Road
35
Entire length
Crawford Avenue
35
Entire length
Dehaven Road
25
Entire length
Elizabeth Street
25
Entire length
Fayette Street
35
Entire length
Ford Street
25
Entire length
Front Street
35
Entire length
George Street
25
Entire length
Josephine Avenue
25
Entire length
Knob Hill Lane
25
Entire length
Maria Street
25
Entire length
Matsonford Road
35
Entire length
Merion Avenue
25
Entire length
Merion Hill Lane
15
Entire length
Moir Avenue
25
Entire length
Moorehead Avenue
25
Entire length
Nathan Place
25
Entire length
New Dehaven Street
25
Entire length
Penn Lane
25
Entire length
Pleasant Street
25
Entire length
Portland Road
25
Entire length
Powers Avenue
25
Entire length
Riverview Lane
15
Entire length
Simon Street
25
Entire length
Spring Garden Lane
25
Entire length
Spring Garden Street
25
Entire length
Spruce Lane
25
Entire length
Stead Street
25
Entire length
Union Hill Road
25
Entire length
Veterans Avenue
25
Entire length
William Street
25
Entire length
Woodmont Road
25
Entire length

§ 109-8 Traffic control signals.

Traffic control signals shall be installed and operated at the intersection of those highways described below:
Intersection
(Reserved)

§ 109-9 One-way highways established.

The highways or parts of highways described below are hereby designated as one-way streets in the direction indicated:
Name of Highway
Direction of Travel
Limits
Church Street Road
Northeast
From Ford Street to Balligomingo
Spruce Street
South
From Spring Garden Street to Conshohocken State Road

§ 109-10 U-turns.

It shall be unlawful for the operator of a motor vehicle or tractor to make a U-turn on any of the highways or parts thereof described below:
Name of Highway
Location
(Reserved)

§ 109-11 Turns at intersections.

No person shall make a turn of the kind designated (left, right, all) at any of the intersections described below:
Name of Highway
Direction of Travel
Prohibited Turn
At Intersection of
(Reserved)

§ 109-12 Center structures at intersections.

All vehicular traffic shall keep to the right of the following structures or barriers located in the center of the specified intersections:
Structure on (name of highway)
At Intersection of
(Reserved)

§ 109-13 Through highways.

The highways described below are hereby established as through highways, and the operator of every vehicle or tractor upon approaching any such highway at any intersection thereof (except for such intersections where there are now or shall hereafter be located official traffic signals) shall come to a full stop, within a reasonable distance, before entering any such through highway:
Name of Highway
Limits
(Reserved)

§ 109-14 Stop intersections.

[Amended 3-21-1994 by Ord. No. 428, approved 9-19-1994]
The intersections described below are hereby established as stop intersections, and official stop signs shall be erected in such a position upon the first-named highway as to face traffic approaching the second-named highway in the direction or directions indicated. All vehicles and tractors approaching any such intersection upon the first-named highway, in the direction or directions indicated in each case, shall come to a full stop, within a reasonable distance, before entering any such intersection:
Stop Sign on
Direction of Travel
At Intersection of
Airy Street
North
Spring Garden Street
Apple Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
East
Elizabeth Street
Balligomingo Road
West
Front Street
Barr Harbor Road
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Bliss Road
Barr Harbor Road
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
South
Crawford Avenue
Beech Street
North
Dehaven Street
Bliss Road
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
Barr Harbor Road
Bliss Road
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Barr Harbor Road
Bliss Street
[Added 10-14-2003 by Ord. No. 03-11, approved 10-14-2003]
North
Barr Harbor Drive
Bliss Street
South
Crawford Avenue
Brittmoir Avenue
North
Cedar Avenue
Brittmoir Avenue
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Cedar Avenue
Bullock Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Cedar Avenue
Bullock Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Front Street
Bullock Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Josephine Avenue
Bullock Avenue
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Church Street
Cedar Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
Bullock Avenue
Cedar Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
William Street
Cedar Avenue
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Bullock Avenue
Cedar Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Ford Street
Cedar Avenue
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
William Street
Chestnut Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Spring Garden Lane
Church Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Bullock Avenue
Church Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
Bullock Avenue
Clipper Road
North
Union Hill Road
Clipper Road
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Union Hill Road
Elizabeth Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
Ford Street
Elizabeth Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Moorehead Avenue
First Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
Bullock Avenue
First Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
William Street
First Avenue
South
Ford Street
First Avenue
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
William Street
Ford Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
East
Elizabeth Street
Ford Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Front Street
Ford Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Simon Street
Ford Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Church Street
Ford Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
West
Elizabeth Street
Four Falls Corporate Center
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
North
Woodmont Road
Four Falls Driveway
West
Woodmont Road
Four Falls, 300
[Added 10-14-2003 by Ord. No. 03-09, approved 10-14-2003]
South
Woodmont Road
George Street
[Amended 11-9-2004 by Ord. No. 04-10; 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Powers Avenue
George Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Powers Avenue
Josephine Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
Bullock Avenue
Josephine Avenue
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Bullock Avenue
Josephine Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Ford Street
Josephine Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
William Street
MacKenzie Park Driveway
North
Bullock Avenue
Marriott Access Road
East
Crawford Avenue
Matsonford Bridge Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
Front Street
Merion Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
Bullock Avenue
Merion Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
William Street
Merion Avenue
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Bullock Avenue
Merion Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Ford Street
Merion Avenue
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
William Street
Merion Hill Lane
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
North
Spruce Lane
Moir Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
Bullock Avenue
Moir Avenue
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Bullock Avenue
Moorehead Avenue
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Front Street
Nathans Place
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
North
Ford Street
New Dehaven Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Dehaven Avenue
New Dehaven Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Dehaven Avenue
Pleasant Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
Bullock Avenue
Pleasant Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
William Street
Pleasant Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Bullock Avenue
Pleasant Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Ford Street
Pleasant Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
William Street
Portland Road
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Balligamingo Avenue
Powers Avenue
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Ford Street
Ramp Matsonford Bridge
South
Front Street
Riverview Lane
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Riverview Lane
Riverview Lane
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northwest
Riverview Lane
Riverview Lane
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Riverview Lane
Simon Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
North
Ford Street
Spring Garden Lane
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
South
Spruce Lane
Spring Garden Street
West
Front Street
Spruce Lane
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Merion Hill Lane
Spruce Lane
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Riverview Lane
Spruce Street
North
Spring Garden Street
Stead Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Moir Avenue
Stead Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Church Street
Union Hill Road
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
South
Clipper Road
Union Hill Road
South
Dehaven Street
Veterans Avenue
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Brittmoir Avenue
Veterans Avenue
[Amended 2-13-2007 by Ord. No. 07-02, approved 2-13-2007; 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southeast
Ford Street
Veterans Avenue
[Amended 2-13-2007 by Ord. No. 07-02, approved 2-13-2007]
West
Brittmoir Avenue
Veterans Avenue
[Amended 2-13-2007 by Ord. No. 07-02, approved 2-13-2007]
West
Bullock Avenue
William Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Cedar Avenue
William Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Josephine Avenue
William Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Northeast
Merion Avenue
William Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Cedar Avenue
William Street
[Amended 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Ford Street
William Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Josephine Avenue
William Street
[Added 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-05, approved 11-12-2013]
Southwest
Merion Avenue
Woodmont Road
South
Crawford Avenue

§ 109-15 Yield-right-of-way intersections.

The intersections described below are hereby established as yield-right-of-way intersections, and official yield signs shall be erected in such a position upon the first-named highway as to face traffic approaching the second-named highway in the direction or directions indicated. All vehicles and tractors approaching any such intersections upon the first-named highway, in the direction or directions 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 Sign on
Direction of Travel
At Intersection of
(Reserved)

§ 109-16 No-passing zones.

The zones described below are hereby established as no-passing zones, and it shall be unlawful for any person driving a vehicle to pass any other vehicle which is proceeding in the same direction:
Name of Highway
Limits
(Reserved)

§ 109-17 Closing of certain highways to certain vehicles.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any vehicle or tractor except a passenger vehicle (but not including any passenger vehicle drawing any trailer or towing any other vehicle) upon any of the highways or portions of the highways described below; provided, however, that nothing herein shall prohibit the operation of any commercial vehicle or tractor upon any highway or portion thereof listed below 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:
Name of Highway
Limits
(Reserved)

§ 109-18 Vehicle weight limits established.

It shall be unlawful for any person to operate any commercial vehicle or other tractor, trailer or tractor-trailer combination having a gross weight in excess of that herein respectively prescribed upon any of the highways or portions thereof described below, except for the purpose of making local deliveries on that highway:
Name of Highway
Maximum Gross Weight
(pounds)
Location
Bullock Avenue
5,000
From Church Street to Front Street
Church Street
5,000
From Ford Street to Stead Street
Dehaven Avenue
5,000
From Ford Street to Dehaven Street
Elizabeth Street
5,000
From Moorehead Avenue to Ford Street
Josephine Avenue
5,000
From Bullock Avenue to Ford Street
Moorehead Avenue
5,000
From Elizabeth Street to Crawford Avenue
William Street
5,000
From Ford Street to Front Street

§ 109-19 Operation of vehicles on closed highways.

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.

§ 109-20 Play highways.

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 and coasting 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, excepted in case of emergency and 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.
C. 
The portions of highways described below are hereby established as play highways during the times designated:
Name of Highway
Days
Hours
Location
(Reserved)

§ 109-21 Accident reports.

The operator of any motor vehicle involved in an accident in the Borough and required by law to report such accident to any department or agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or any other person required to make such report, shall, at the time of making such report to the commonwealth, make a written report to the Chief of Police of the Borough containing the same information.

§ 109-21.1 Traffic regulation signs on Spruce Lane.

[Added 2-13-2007 by Ord. No. 07-01, approved 2-13-2007]
The following traffic regulation signs shall be added along Spruce Lane:
Type of Sign
Direction of Travel
At the Intersection of
No Outlet
Northwest
Spruce Lane and Merion Hill Lane
Do Not Enter
North
Spruce Lane and Riverview Lane

§ 109-21.2 Local traffic only roads.

[Added 5-13-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-01, approved 5-13-2014]
The roads detailed in this § 109-21.2 are hereby designated as local traffic only roads. Such roads are subject to individual regulations established for the roads as detailed in this section.
Name of road
Location
Time restrictions
Church Street
Between Bullock Avenue and Ford Street
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

§ 109-21.3 Traffic calming.

[Added 7-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-04, approved 7-12-2016]
A. 
Intent. The purpose of this section is to establish guidelines for the installation of traffic-calming systems on Borough-owned roadways. Such systems are specifically designed to reduce the speed, but not necessarily the volume, of motor vehicle traffic in residential areas, nor is their purpose to move traffic to adjoining roadways. Traffic-calming measures shall also consist of enforcement and education activities by the Police Department.
B. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SPEED HUMP
Shall be synonymous with "traffic-calming system" or "traffic-calming measure." A speed hump is a raised hump in the pavement extending across the width of the roadway at a right angle to the direction of the flow of traffic.
C. 
Policy for installation. It is the policy of the Borough to install speed humps on streets in accordance with the procedures and criteria listed in Subsections D and E herein.
D. 
Application procedure.
(1) 
Application. Applicants may request that a study be conducted to construct speed humps in a particular neighborhood. Requests shall be submitted in writing, along with a petition described below, to the Borough Manager for consideration.
(2) 
Petition.
(a) 
All households on the affected street must be contacted by the applicants and advised that speed humps are being considered for their street.
(b) 
A signed petition must be submitted reflecting the support of at least 80% of the households (determined by street address) on the affected street.
(c) 
Support is also required from 60% of the residents of households located on streets of culs-de-sac whose only access is via the affected street.
(d) 
Only one adult signature per household, apartment or business will be considered on the petition.
E. 
Criteria. The following criteria have been established as a means to limit the use of speed humps to areas where they will be most effective and practical:
(1) 
Speed humps will not be installed on state roadways.
(2) 
The legally posted speed limit on the street shall not exceed 25 miles per hour (mph).
(3) 
The minimum length of the street, or portion thereof, measured from the nearest intersecting street, shall be at least 1,000 feet.
(4) 
The average daily traffic (ADT) shall exceed either 1,000 vehicles per day or the peak hour volume of at least 100 vehicles, which shall be determined by a seven-day automated traffic count conducted by the Borough's Police Department. Manual counts may be instituted at the Department's discretion.
(5) 
The average vehicle speed (based upon the 85th percentile of the speeds recorded during the traffic count) shall not be less than five miles per hour over the legally posted speed limit, which shall be determined by a seven-day automated traffic count.
(6) 
The Department will analyze the number of accidents on the affected roadway over the most recent three-year period to ascertain the extent to which excessive or unsafe speeds were a major contributing factor.
(7) 
The distance between speed humps shall not be less than 250 or greater than 600 feet apart; provided, however, that should an intersection controlled by a stop sign or yield sign be located on the affected roadway, the distance between humps may exceed 600 feet. The existing stop sign or yield sign may be reevaluated to see if it continues to meet the warrants of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania after the installation of humps.
(8) 
Speed humps shall not be less than 150 feet from an intersecting roadway or within 250 feet of a signalized intersection.
(9) 
Speed humps shall not be installed on hills or curves that could affect the safe control of vehicles.
(10) 
Speed humps shall traverse the entire roadway, allowing one foot on each side for the flow of stormwater.
(11) 
Speed humps shall be no less than 12 feet in width.
(12) 
Signs indicating "HUMP" shall be erected in each direction at the location of the hump and a sufficient distance before the hump to warn approaching motorists. For increased visibility, reflective stripes shall be painted on the humps.
(13) 
Speed humps shall be set back a minimum distance of five feet from a driveway to permit access to the drive.
(14) 
Other traffic-calming measures:
(a) 
Notwithstanding whether or not a petition has been submitted under Subsection D(2), nothing herein shall limit the Borough's right to unilaterally consider and install any traffic-calming measures whatsoever, including but not limited to speed humps, bulb outs, chicanes, raised crosswalks, etc., as it may deem necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of a specific neighborhood or the public in general.
(b) 
This section shall apply to any street within the Borough, especially streets where the Borough determines there is a high concentration of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, such as those near schools, parks and recreation areas, churches, and business districts.
(c) 
The Borough shall notify the residents and businesses on any streets for which such traffic-calming measures are being considered to permit their input before such measures are approved and installed.
F. 
Recommendation and approval.
(1) 
All decisions regarding whether or not to recommend the installation of speed humps shall be made by the committee made up of the Police Department, the Borough Engineer and the Borough Manager or his designee in accordance with the criteria contained herein.
(2) 
All committee recommendations to install speed humps in the petitioned area shall be subject to final approval of the Borough Council.