SR 94 & SR 394 Roundabout

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation | Hampton, PA

A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 8-0 traffic audit determined the intersection of SR 94 and SR 394 was in need of safety improvements. The extremely wide intersection, lack of delineation and poor vertical alignment resulted in an unsafe intersection. Benesch investigated options to reduce accident occurrences and severity and increase operational efficiency. Three options to improve the intersection were presented to the township supervisors for consideration. Two of the options were a variation of a traffic signal, and the third, which was chosen, was the roundabout.

Improvements to the intersection resulted in the design of a single-lane roundabout within the village square – it replaced an old traffic circle that was removed in the 1960s. Benesch was responsible for the evaluation and design of the project. The design process was performed in a collaborative style. Benesch collected and analyzed feedback from PennDOT, Reading Township, Adams County and the local residents. Ultimately, the design and installation of the roundabout allow the intersection to function safely and efficiently.

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  • 2021, Golden Hammer Award, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 8-0