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Roundabouts on the way in Doylestown Twp.


Construction on two roundabouts at the intersection of Easton Road and New Britain Road/Sauerman Road is set to begin Oct. 9, PennDOT recently announced.

The two adjacent single-lane roundabouts at the intersection are designed to prevent accidents at the bifurcated intersections, which the transportation agency identified as high-crash locations in an earlier study.

“The roundabouts will reduce the number of conflict points with which road users interact,” said PennDOT, in a statement. “These improvements will provide a safe and efficient intersection that will serve existing traffic while allowing for more development in the area.”

As designed, the roundabouts will include improvements for SEPTA and DART routes and connect trails to the east and west of the $3.9 million project. The proposed trail connection will circle the roundabouts connecting Triangle Park and Heritage Gateway Center at Doylestown to neighboring homes and businesses, said PennDOT.

A weekday lane closure will begin Monday Oct. 9 and extend through Tuesday April 7, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., the agency said.

James D. Morrissey Inc., of Philadelphia, is the general contractor on the federally funded project.