Borough of Quarryville, PA
Lancaster County
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[Adopted 11-7-2011 by Ord. No. 392]
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Quarryville Borough Traffic Ordinance."
A. 
Words and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed in the Vehicle Code, 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq., as hereinafter amended, supplemented, modified or reenacted by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania (hereinafter referred to as the "Vehicle Code"), unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
BOROUGH
Quarryville Borough, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
LEGAL HOLIDAYS
New Year's Day, Presidents' Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.
POLICE CHIEF
The Chief of the Police Department.
POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Quarryville Borough Police Department or any successor municipal or multi-municipal police department having jurisdiction within the corporate boundaries of the Borough.
POLICE OFFICER
Any officer of the Police Department.
STREET
Shall be used interchangeably with the word "highway" and shall have the same meaning as the word "highway" defined in the Vehicle Code.
B. 
In this article, the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular, and the masculine shall include the feminine and neuter genders.
All traffic regulations of a permanent nature shall be enacted as ordinances, as parts of ordinances, as amendments to ordinances or as amendments to this article.
The provisions of this article, so far as they are the same as those of ordinances in force immediately prior to the enactment of this article, are intended as a continuation of such ordinances and regulations and not as new enactments. The provisions of this article shall not affect any act done or liability incurred, nor shall they affect any suit or prosecution pending or to be instituted to enforce any right or penalty or to punish any offense under any such ordinances or regulations aforesaid.
A. 
The Police Chief shall have the following powers to regulate traffic temporarily and in time of emergency:
(1) 
In the case of fire, flood, storm or other emergency, to establish temporary traffic regulations;
(2) 
In the case of emergency or to facilitate public works, or in the conduct of parades, processions or public events, to restrict or prohibit traffic in limited areas for periods of not more than 72 hours.
B. 
Such temporary and emergency regulations shall be enforced by the Police Department in the same manner as permanent regulations. Any person who shall operate a vehicle or tractor in violation of any such regulations, or who shall move, remove, destroy, injure or deface any sign or marking erected, posted or made to give notice of the regulation, shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty set forth in the Vehicle Code or elsewhere in this article for a violation of such nature, and, in case of a violation for which no specific penalty is set forth in the Vehicle Code or elsewhere in this article, to a fine of not more than $25, together with costs of prosecution.
Borough Council may, from time to time by resolution, designate places upon and along the highways in the Borough where for a period of not more than 90 days, specific traffic regulations, prohibitions and restrictions shall be in force and effect, and shall designate such locations by proper signs and markings. Such regulations, prohibitions and restrictions shall be effective as if they had been specified in this article. No person shall operate a vehicle or tractor in violation of any such regulation, prohibition or restriction, and no person shall move, remove, destroy or deface any sign or marking erected, posted or made by authority of this section. Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty set forth in the Vehicle Code or elsewhere in this article for violation of such nature, and in case of a violation for which no specific penalty is set forth in the Vehicle Code or elsewhere in this article, to a fine of not more than $25, together with costs of prosecution; provided, the purpose of this section is to allow for the testing and experimental determination of the feasibility and desirability of permanent changes in the ordinances of the Borough relative to traffic.
Police officers are hereby given authority to direct traffic on the highways of the Borough and at intersections thereof and to enforce the provisions of this article.
No person shall drive a vehicle, other than a human-powered vehicle, upon a sidewalk or sidewalk area except upon a permanent or duly authorized temporary driveway. Any person who shall violate any provision of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 together with costs of prosecution.
A. 
The following speed limits are hereby established:
Name of Highway
Speed Limit
(mph)
Location
Bank Avenue
25
Entire length
Broad Street
25
Entire length
Center Alley
25
Entire length
Circle Drive
25
Entire length
Clover Hill Road
25
Entire length
East Fourth Street
25
From South Church Street to South Hess Street
East Third Street
25
Entire length
Fritz Avenue
25
Entire length
Geiger Avenue
25
Entire length
Greystone Lane
[Added 10-7-2013 by Ord. No. 402]
25
Entire length
Groffdale Drive
25
Entire length
Hensel Avenue
25
Entire length
Hillcrest Avenue
25
Entire length
Hilltop Drive
25
Entire length
Katie Lane
25
Entire length
Larkspur Drive
25
Entire length
Maple Avenue
25
Entire length
Marlton Lane
[Added 10-7-2013 by Ord. No. 402]
25
Entire length
Meadow Lane
25
Entire length
Memorial Drive
10
Entire length
North Church Street
25
From East State Street to East Fourth Street
North Hess Street
25
Entire length
North Summit Avenue
[Added 10-7-2013 by Ord. No. 402]
25
Entire length
Northview Lane
[Added 10-7-2013 by Ord. No. 402]
25
Entire length
Oak Lane
25
Entire length
Park Avenue
25
Entire length
Quarry Place
25
Entire length
Ridgewood Road
25
Entire length
Saint Catherine Street
25
Entire length
Seiple Avenue
25
Entire length
Slate Lane
[Added 10-7-2013 by Ord. No. 402]
25
Entire length
Smith Drive
25
Entire length
South Hess Street
25
Entire length
South Lime Street (SR 0472)
35
From East State Street (SR 0372) to southern municipal boundary
South Summit Avenue
25
Entire length
West Chestnut Street
25
From South Hillcrest Avenue to Fritz Avenue
West Fifth Street
25
Entire length
West Fourth Street
25
From South Church Street to West State Street
West Stanton Road
25
Entire length
West State Street
25
From Church Street to western Borough line
Wheatfield Court
25
Entire length
B. 
Any person who shall operate a vehicle at a speed in excess of that established therefor upon any highway or portion thereof as specified in this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35 and, for exceeding a maximum speed limit by more than five miles per hour, shall pay an additional fine of $2 for each mile per hour in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit, plus costs of prosecution.
A. 
The following intersections are hereby established as stop intersections, and official stop signs shall be erected (or are hereby ratified if heretofore erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named street (the 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 Section 3323(b) of the Vehicle Code, and shall not proceed into or across the second-named or through street until he has followed all applicable requirements of that section of the law.
[Amended 10-7-2013 by Ord. No. 402]
Stop Street
Through Street
Direction of Travel
Greystone Lane
North Summit Avenue
North
Greystone Lane
Northview Lane
East
Marlton Lane
Church Street
East
Marlton Lane
North Summit Avenue
West
North Summit Avenue
Marlton Lane
South
Northview Lane
Greystone Lane
East and west
Slate Lane
North Summit Avenue
East
Slate Lane
West State Street
South
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 plus costs of prosecution.
A. 
The following weight limits are hereby established, and it shall be unlawful for any person to drive any motor vehicle, trailer or tractor-trailer combination having a gross weight in excess of that herein prescribed, upon any of the following streets or portions thereof or bridges where such streets or portions thereof or bridges have been posted with notice of such maximum weight.
Street or Bridge
Maximum Gross Weight
(tons)
Location
East Second Street
7
Entire length of culvert conveying tributary to the south fork of Big Beaver Creek
North Lime Street
7
Entire length of culvert conveying tributary to the south fork of Big Beaver Creek
South Broad Street
6
Entire length of culvert conveying tributary to the south fork of Big Beaver Creek
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this § 385-35 shall be prosecuted under Sections 4902(a) and (g)(1) of the Vehicle Code[1] and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $150 plus $150 for each 500 pounds, or part thereof, in excess of 3,000 pounds over the maximum allowable weight, plus costs of prosecution.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 4902(a) and (g)(1).