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By Karen Bassler
Staff Writer 

PennDOT Ponders Major Realignment of RS Intersection

Traffic Roundabout is One Option Considered; Part of Plan Extending to I-99


Graphic provided by PennDOT

This map shows one option for the realignment of the intersection of State Routes 164 and 36 in Roaring Spring borough. This option involves the installation of a roundabout, which is a traffic routing system in which traffic moves in one direction around a central island to reach one of the roads converging on it. Roundabouts avoid the use of traffic signals, which force traffic to stop and start. Roundabouts allow traffic to keep moving but involve lane-changing and can be confusing to drivers who are not familiar with them.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) hosted an open house on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Spring Cove Middle School to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on a proposed project to alter each intersection on the Route 36 corridor between Interstate 99 and Roaring Spring Borough.

Plans include a realignment of the State Route 36 and 164 intersection. The plan is part of a project to redesign intersections between the Sheetz convenience store in McKee and the intersection at State Route 36 and Closson Road.

The plan is divided into four sections. Diagrams o...

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