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Pedestrian Safety Improvement Project Begins

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation www.penndot.govPedestrian Safety Improvement Project Begins Next Week on Business U.S. 30 in Sadsbury Township, Chester County

King of Prussia, PA – Lane restrictions are scheduled on Business U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) between Octorara Road and Old Wilmington Road in Sadsbury Township, Chester County, beginning Wednesday, September 7, from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, for pedestrian safety improvements, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.  The weekday lane restrictions on Business U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) will be in effect through the end of October.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this work area.

The work is part of a $741,000 safety enhancement project to improve pedestrian mobility and safety by installing sidewalks, crosswalks, curb extensions and bulb-outs; and constructing traffic calming measures such as planted islands and tress

The entire project is expected to be completed by the end of October.

Marino Corporation of Skippack, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

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Cyber Crime Update from the Sadsbury Township Police Department

Cyber Crime WarningAn Important Reminder from the Sadsbury Township Police Department:

The Sadsbury Township Police Department recently received a report of a local “social engineering” scam.  These types of scams involve hackers using individuals e-mail or social networking accounts to send notices to their contacts.

In these notices, the hackers claim to be that individual in immediate need of money due to having been robbed or mugged.  They will claim that they have lost their credit cards, cell phones, passport, and money – leaving them stranded in any number of locations from Mexico to Maylasia.  Some will claim that they only have a few days to pay their hotel bill and all promise to reimburse upon their return home.

The sense of urgency these messages create often cause the recipients to be less than vigilant in validating the claim – increasing the likelihood of them falling for the scam.  Additionally, these types of scams can be targeted to older individuals via the telephone – the caller claiming a grandchild or other relative is in trouble and needs funds wired immediately to settle legal matters.

If you receive a similar notice or phone call and are not sure it is a scam, you should ALWAYS verify the information before sending any money.

 For additional information on “social engineering” scams and other cyber crimes, check out the information available on the FBI’s “Scams and Safety” link:  http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/