NEWTOWN SQUARE– Engineer Eileen Nelson provided an update on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) traffic study of Goshen Road in Newtown Square at Monday night's supervisors meeting.
The at a meeting on April 23rd in the wake of that took the life of , a father of five children from the Great Valley School District.
Goshen Road, a state-owned road, is maintained by PennDOT including the resurfacing and repaving of the road.
The township requested a traffic study to be done on the road by PennDOT, which was recently conducted, according to Nelson.
"Based on the results of their [PennDOT's] speed study, they will be installing additional signage trying to have a 30mph speed limit around several curves, new chevrons, intersection ahead signs, and a combination of all those things that will improve it," said Nelson.
Although previous suggestions were made in installing a stop sign on Goshen Road by Echo Valley Lane, Nelson said the intersection did not meet PennDOT's requirements to install a stop sign there.
"They [PennDOT] said none of the reportable accidents had anything to do with traffic coming out of Echo Valley," said Nelson.
Nelson said the direct focus of PennDOT's study was on the speed around the curves of Goshen Road.
PennDOT has not yet provided a definitive date of when the signs will be installed, according to Nelson. The signs will be installed by PennDOT crews.