Green Arrows Coming to Tricky Worthington Exit
PennDOT replies to a Malvern Patch reader's safety concerns.
Have you had a close encounter with another vehicle as you exited Uptown Worthington onto Matthews Road?
One Malvern Patch reader says the intersection, which is still under construction, is dangerous. A PennDOT spokesman said the finished intersection will have two protected turn lanes.
Read the full exchange below:
Patch reader Norma wrote:
I would hope that the traffic light coming out of the Wegmans exit from Downtown Worthington could be modified, so that there is a left turn arrow heading from the parking lot into Matthews Road (towards Wawa and Ruby Tuesday's). Traffic comes off of 202 pretty rapidly and many people don't stop (or even know to slow down) to see if anyone is trying to left turn from Wegmans. It's a hazardous situation.
PennDOT's Gene Blaum replied:
There will eventually be a signal phase that will provide for two left turn lanes coming out of Worthington onto Matthews Road while the traffic coming off the NB US 202 off-ramp is stopped. Currently there is just a green light for both directions.
After the Department completes all of the US 202 widening for the on and off ramps at Matthews, the Worthington project can complete its traffic signal work which will include a left turn signal head. In the meantime, if drivers don't want to exit the Worthington development at Matthews Road, they have the option to go the opposite direction and through the roundabout to come out at the signalized intersection at Route 29.