PennDOT States that Roundabouts Increase Safety, Reduce Accidents
September 10, 2020
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's proposal for a roundabout intersection at State Route 36 and SR 164 in Roaring Spring met with concerns and objections from residents and officials in February.
Concerns were expressed about local driver acceptance of a roundabout at a busy local intersection, the amount of land taken from nearby property owners and the increased potential for accidents at the intersection.
However, PennDOT has released data showing that Pennsylvania roundabouts reduce fatalities, injuries, and crashes.
PennDOT announced Sept. 2 that fatalities, injuries, an...