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Author Topic: PA 183/New Schaefferstown Road Intersection Redesign?  (Read 1989 times)

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PA 183/New Schaefferstown Road Intersection Redesign?
« on: June 30, 2012, 06:52:24 PM »

This is an odd intersection northwest of Bernville, PA. The weird part is that PA 183, which gets more traffic according to Google satellite view's thicker oil drip on it, has to turn off, and has to stop coming southbound.

I vaguely remember hearing something about PennDOT redesigning this, but haven't heard anything since.
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Re: PA 183/New Schaefferstown Road Intersection Redesign?
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2012, 07:52:50 PM »

New Schaefferstown Road was PA 83 until 1960, at which point PA 83 got rerouted onto PA 183's current alignment and eventually renumbered because of the interstate. So that might go a little ways toward explaining why the intersection is the way it is-- New Schaefferstown Road traffic going south gets the right-of-way as if it were also a primary state route, even though it hasn't been for some time.

That being said, I don't know that I've heard about any PennDOT plans for the intersection. Is it that heavily traveled? I've only been on that section of 183 maybe once.
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Re: PA 183/New Schaefferstown Road Intersection Redesign?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012, 07:22:53 AM »

It's not really heavily traveled at all, I guess. It's just a rural back road. I take it every time to get to my grandparents' house, but that's pretty much it.

Not saying it particularly needs a redesign. I just thought I heard about it a long time ago and wanted to confirm it.
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Re: PA 183/New Schaefferstown Road Intersection Redesign?
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