The project is located at the intersections of Easton Road and New Britain Road in Doylestown Township, Bucks County. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 6-0 identified the intersections as high crash locations.
To address the safety concerns, the existing two-way stop controlled intersections will be replaced with single-lane roundabouts. The roundabouts will reduce the number of conflict points with which road users interact. These improvements will provide a safe and efficient intersection that will serve existing traffic while allowing for more development in the area. Pedestrian and bicycle mobility will be increased at the intersection with ADA-compliant curb ramps and connections to the Doylestown Bike and Hike Trails. Bus stops will be improved for SEPTA Bus Route 55 and Doylestown Area Transit (DART) users.
Penn Dot provided the Township with an update on the project on May 3, 2022. To view the presentation click on the Meetings/Agendas on our website’s home page.
Here are some links to information on roundabouts from Penn Dot:
PennDOT Roundabout information: https://www.penndot.pa.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/RoadDesignEnvironment/RoadDesign/Pages/Roundabouts.aspx
PennDOT proven safety improvements for Roundabouts: https://www.penndot.pa.gov/pages/all-news-details.aspx?newsid=877
Easton Road page on Township Website: https://doylestownpa.org/twp-information/easton-road-and-new-britain-road-roundabout-project-pendot/