Warrington and PennDOT Seek to Keep Local Road from Evolving Into a ‘Superhighway in Front of Our Residents’

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PennDOT is watching County Line Road in Warrington, eager to make the road safer. Jon Campisi and Peter Blanchard reported the danger for MSN.

The state transportation agency is most interested in the roadway’s heavily trafficked convergence of Horsham and Warrington Townships.

The worrisome one-mile stretch is where two lanes expand to five. Drivers habitually see the extra space as an opportunity to stomp on the gas pedal.

At a recent Warrington Township Board of Supervisors, residents aired concerns.

“We basically have a superhighway in front of our residents and businesses without proper access to turning lanes,” said Mike Starner, a township resident.

Township Manager Barry Luber said he recently spoke with a PennDOT official who confirmed the speed study. He noted a Bucks/Montgomery County collective effort to enforce speed restrictions, but cited its middling results.

“They’ve written tickets. It doesn’t solve the problem. But it hopefully helps a little bit,” Luber said.

Warrington Supervisor Chair Fred Gaines commented, “It’s great to have a road that you can travel on rapidly, but not at the risk of people getting seriously injured or killed.”

Further complicating the safety issue is a proposed housing development at 3501 County Line Road. It will bring 22 dwellings to this major roadway.

More on traffic safety along County Line Road is at MSN.

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