Improve traffic safety for all road users including non-motorists, reduce high travel speeds, accommodate future traffic conditions with respect to the planned developments along Route 20, and improve congestion issues.
Route 20 between the South Street/Green Street intersection and Valente Drive intersection is currently an undivided three and four lane arterial carrying approximately 23,000 vehicles per day with substandard shoulder widths
The intersections of Route 20 with Valente Drive and with Walnut Street have high crash rates
The corridor has a high potential for fatal and injury type crashes
No pedestrian or bicycle accommodations are present
The project includes the following main construction elements:
Roadway widening for a sidewalk on the north side of Route 20, and a Shared-Use-Path on the south side
The addition of an eastbound travel lane from South Street/Green Street intersection to the Lumber Liquidators driveway
Traffic Signal improvements at the South Street/Green Street intersection
Left Turn lanes from the South Street/Green Street intersection to the Commons Drive intersection
A raised median separating eastbound and westbound traffic from the Sunbelt Rentals driveway to Valente Drive
The addition of a roundabout at the Lumber Liquidators and Rent-A-Fence driveways
The addition of a roundabout at the Valente Drive intersection
Managing access for many of the driveways along the roadway. The proposed roundabouts will facilitate the left-turning movements that will be restricted.
Crosswalks across Route 20 will be provided at the two proposed roundabouts and traffic signal at South Street / Green Street.
Other proposed improvements include signage, pavement markings, guardrail, retaining walls, storm drainage, and stormwater management infrastructure.