Officials look to install traffic signal at Route 910 and Babcock
Pine officials want to light up the intersection of Route 910 and Babcock Boulevard.
The township's supervisors are taking steps to install a traffic signal at the busy crossroad.
“We've certainly had requests for this for a while,” said Scott Anderson, assistant manager of Pine Township.
“We know for sure that the intersection will operate better with a signal ... I think people will be pleased with a signal there.”
Drivers currently wait 60 seconds or longer to clear the intersection from 7 to 8 a.m. and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, Anderson said.
“In the busiest hour in the morning, the intersection operates at what's called an ‘F' level of service,” Anderson said. “That means it fails. It's all based on delays.”
Traffic studies by Herbert Rowland & Grubic, Inc. of Cranberry Township, gathered that data, which Pine needs to obtain a PennDOT permit for a new traffic signal.
But applications for such PennDOT permits must include design specifications.
On Aug. 5, Pine supervisors cleared the way for that design process to begin by voting to seek bids for “signalization” of the Route 910-Babcock Boulevard intersection.
“It allows us to design the intersection,” Anderson said. “We've done the traffic counts.”
The township plans to “light up” the crossroad with the traffic signals already owned by the township — but currently disconnected — at the intersection of Route 910 and Pearce Mill roads.
“We still need PennDOT's permission to put in the signal,” Anderson said.
Based on data collected by Herbert Rowland & Grubic, the volume of traffic at Route 910 and Babcock well exceeds multiple criteria needed to justify a traffic signal at the intersection, according to Anderson.
“It probably won't be until next year,” Anderson said about the likely installation date.
Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or email@example.com.
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