Problem Intersection May See Improvements
The Route 222 bypass at Mill Creek Road is one of the busiest in Upper Macungie Township, with 65 accidents reported from 2007-2011.
Upper Macungie Township drivers know that the intersection of the Route 222 bypass and Mill Creek Road can be a dangerous one to negotiate. But, relief may be in sight.
PennDOT records show 65 accidents with no fatalities occurring at the intersection from January 2007 through January 2011, which is the latest reporting period, according to spokesman Ron Young.
Possible improvements to the intersection might be forthcoming in the near future, according to township officials.
Director of Community Development Ken Molony said the township, its engineers and PennDOT are reviewing improvements to the problem intersection.
"If these improvements are made, they will greatly increase the safety and traffic flow in that area," Molony said.
Young said he wasn't aware of any improvements in the works at the intersection, but added that possible development of an adjacent tract of land could move improvement plans forward in the future.