PennDOT Opens Region's First Roundabout Wednesday

- August 19, 2014 - After months of construction and traffic tie-ups, the roundabout in Waterford will finally open tomorrow morning.

The region's first roundabout is located at the intersection of Route 19 and Route 97 in Waterford. Route 19 north of the intersection averages nearly 14,000 cars per day.

PennDOT said statistics show signalized intersections are more dangerous than single lane roundabouts and this intersection has caused problems in the past. PennDOT said statistics on other roundabouts show a significant drop in the number of accidents, this includes a 90 percent decrease in fatal accidents.

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