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New Traffic Lights Set for Woodbourne Road Near Newtown Bypass

New Traffic Lights Set for Woodbourne Road Near Newtown Bypass | Newtown News of Interest |

New traffic signals are coming to Woodbourne Road's intersection with both Swift and Lower Silver Lake roads by the fall or winter.


Phil Wursta, a traffic engineer working with Middletown, explained how the traffic signals and left turn lanes will be added to the intersection by expanding the roadway into the rights-of-way on Woodbourne so that through traffic doesn't have to stop quickly behind a vehicle making a left-turn into either Swift or Lower Silver Lake roads.


The township supervisors approved bids for the work last month. The $650,000 cost for the project will also include push-buttons for pedestrians to use on the signals to cross Woodbourne at the intersection.


With a Wawa store proposed for Lower Silver Lake's intersection with the Newtown Bypass, residents were concerned there could be more walkers and bicyclists using that road and crossing Woodbourne from Swift Road to get to Lower Silver Lake and the Wawa if Newtown Township approves its construction.


johnmacknewtown's insight:


Cyclists crossing Woodbourne Rd heading to the proposed Wawa on Lower Silverlake Rd seemed to be a big motivation for this safety improvement. Pedestrian and cyclist safety was also a big issue discussed at many of the Newtown Twp public meetings regarding the proposed Wawa,


Read “Wawa Versus Newtown Township Timeline”; for more background regarding the Wawa the project.


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