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New Traffic Signs To Be Added On Goshen Road

Newtown Township Engineer Eileen Nelson provided an update on PennDOT's traffic study of Goshen Road in Newtown Square after a fatal crash on the road last month.

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.

John M. Baxter May 31, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Thank God they won't be installing unnecessary and irritating stop signs, the way they did on Darby-Paoli Road at its intersection with Colony and Briarwood. Modulating speed to a sensible level is far more acceptable to motorists than unnecessary stops, and far less likely to lead to aggressive driving or enforcement problems. Way to go, PennDOT engineers!
Wayne Zimmerman May 31, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Lack of signage is NOT the problem. The problem is the IDIOTS who ignore speed limits, road conditions AND common sense. Five children now without a father. Sad.
Paul W. Lutton June 05, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Drive the speed limit on Goshen road and some drivers will run you over. Signs will not change a thing,only police in the area will slow the idiots down.
Ed June 07, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Mr. Lutton is correct. Doing 50 mph + on nearly rural road will only increase one's chance to use their vehicle insurance or find their means of transportation residing at the local body shop.

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