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Residents complain traffic barriers look like male organs

Sept. 26, 2013 at 3:44 PM

SCOTT, Pa., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Residents of a Pennsylvania city said newly installed concrete traffic deflectors have earned a street a colorful nickname, "Penis Road."

Scott residents said the posts, called bollards, were installed on two streets in the Glendale section of Scott and the shape of the objects -- elongated shafts with rounded tops -- resemble male sex organs, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Thursday.

"People are laughing at it. They're calling it Penis Road," resident Pat Martin told officials at a Tuesday meeting of the township commissioners.

Scott Manager Denise Fitzgerald said the state Department of Transportation approved the bollards.

Commissioner Bill Wells suggested flattening the tops of the bollards.

"I think it would improve the appearance," he said.

Fitzgerald said she would look into the potential cost of such work.

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