For a while (as in at least a couple of years by my estimation), we’ve been hearing about the potential of intersection inprovements at Route 352/N. Chester Rd/Sproul Rd and King Road.
But what we as residents of these two townships have been hearing lately is disturbing. A traffic circle. Personally I hate them. That is not why I find it disturbing, however. What disturbs me is to build/construct a traffic circle land has to be taken. Taking as in eminent domain. So who is on board exactly as a resident with this?
How many residents in these municipalities, would lose land and/or their homes? I certainly wouldn’t be o.k. with that. Would you? So if the traffic circle happened, potentially would Lockwood Chase development residents be o.k. with the historic marker sign for Battle of the Clouds being moved as well as whose homes might have to go by byes?
And what of my friend Tim and others who might be looking at some kind on GINORMOUS retaining wall?
There is not much information the public can look at. I will be honest and tell you I have put in Right to Know Requests for East Whiteland and East Goshen about this project, and I encourage others to do so as well…especially if you live closer to ground zero for proposed intersection improvements. I fully expect them to deny a lot of what I asked for, but I am asking anyway. If they say they won’t on the basis of real estate, that to me would be an indicator as to the truth of plans that include eminent domain.
I do not have a problem with improving the intersection, I have a problem with circles AT THIS LOCATION as I think they are a nightmare and MOST IMPORTANTLY BECAUSE I AM 100% AGAINST EMINENT DOMAIN.
A simple solution of course would be signal improvements which would allow each of the four sides to go individually. (I do not know if I am articulating that properly.)
I am not a traffic engineer but sometimes simple solutions are the best.
Of course I must also mention that, d’oh, the increasing problems at this intersection has to do with increasing traffic….and a lot of that has to do with ALL of the development out here.
Increased development = increased density = increased traffic = increased burdens on infrastructure.
I think we as residents need to be granted more transparancy as this process progresses. I do not think we should settle for “don’t worry, we’re working on it.”
Please watch an excerpt of the April 10, 2019 East Whiteland meeting. The excerpt I captured contains public comment on this topic. I think if you live in East Whiteland or East Goshen or travel through this intersection from other neighboring munipalities on a regular basis you should definintely watch my friend Tim’s presentation.
Residents of East Whiteland and East Goshen together we are stronger.