🚧 The project includes improvements to two intersections in Buckingham

🚧 Construction is scheduled to start in 2027

🚧 Detours will be in place during construction


A virtual hearing Tuesday will help determine the future of two accident-prone intersections in Buckingham Township.

Engineering work has already started on the PennDOT project along York Road near the Wawa store. The project would improve the intersection of York Road  (Route 263) and Durham Road (Route 413) and build a new roundabout at the currently unsignaled intersection of Buckingham Road (Route 202)  and York Road. The project also incorporates the proposed Buckingham Township Bicycle Network.

The meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams Tuesday at 7 p.m. A comment form is also available for those who cannot attend.

The intent of the project is to reduce the number of crashes, relieve congestion and improve access, according to the agency, according to PennDOT. Under the current plan work on the intersection is scheduled to start in Spring 2027 and be completed by  October 2028.

There were 24 crashes at the unsignaled intersection of Buckingham Road and York Road (Route 263) between 2018 and 2024 and 30 at York Rd and Durham Road (Route 413),according to PennDOT.

The total cost of the project is estimated by PennDOT at $3.7 million.

Map shows location of work on Routes 202 and 263 in Buckingham Township
Map shows location of work on Routes 202 and 263 in Buckingham Township (PennDOT)

Why a roundabout?

PennDOT says data shows a roundabout is a safer option. They are smaller than a traffic circle and reduce both speed and gridlock.

In a Sept. 2023 review of 42 roundabouts on state routes crashes involving suspected serious injuries were reduced by 24%. Crashes involving suspected non-serious injuries were reduced by 51%. The total number of crashes was down 3%.

Work on the project will create short term issues for drivers using the roadway.

The presentation shows a temporary closure of the York Road/Buckingham Road intersection.  All traffic would pushed onto Routes 202 and Route 413 during the second stage of construction.

In the third and fourth stages southbound traffic on Route 263 would be detoured onto Route 202 and then Route 413.

Northbound traffic on York Road will not be impacted, according to the presentation.

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