Have you noticed additional delays along the Rt 100 (Pottstown Pike) and Business 30 (Lincoln Highway) corridors these past few months? There is a PennDOT project under way to improve the effectiveness of these traffic signals. In order for the project to be implemented, the existing communication between the signals has been suspended. Unfortunately this has resulted in inconveniences associated with longer delays along these corridors.
Please know that the short term inconvenience will lead to improved signal coordination, especially when there are incidents on the PA Turnpike or the 30 Bypass. The new system will allow PennDOT to implement emergency protocols to address the overload of traffic during these incidents. PennDOT’s project includes new fiber optic communications, traffic sensors, cameras, variable message signs as well as new timers for the traffic signals.
Traffic signals rely on communication between the signals to maintain timing and allow you to progress through a corridor without hitting every red light. Without this communication between signals, it can sometimes be expected that you may hit a couple of red lights. The improvement should be completed by early 2022. Thank you for your patience.