PennDOT is planning to make changes to a pair of intersections along Langhorne-Yardley Road in Middletown within the next few years.
One change would come to the busy intersection with Woodbourne Road. The plan calls for readjusting the angle of approach from the north side of Woodbourne with Maple Point Middle School so the roads are closer to being perpendicular.
This new intersection would include left turn lanes for all four approaches.
Down the road, the three-way intersection with Bridgetown Pike will become a roundabout. The roundabout would have yield signs at each entrance to increase traffic flow.
To make the roundabout feasible, PennDOT plans to curve Bridgetown Pike north. This would mean using some land from Core Creek Park.
“This project has been many years in the making. Anyone who drives in this area on a regular basis knows that the traffic jams at these intersections can be frustrating,” said Board of Supervisors Chairperson Mike Ksiazek.
Pedestrians are in luck as well. Once complete, the new intersections would include connections to nearby trails and paths. With increased visibility for vehicles, crosswalks should be safer.
Construction on the project could begin as soon as 2023.