In an effort to improve the intersection at West Frederick Street and Shenks Lane for pedestrians, the University worked collaboratively with PennDOT and Millersville Borough to close the left turn lane at the intersection. The lane was closed the morning of Feb. 13. Motorists are still able to turn left from Frederick onto Shenks from the remaining through lane.
Due to accidents last semester and other near misses, the University is working hard to make the intersection safer. By closing the left turn lane, the blind spot that currently exists is eliminated.
The barrels on the south side of the roadway will be used to close the lane until the permanent improvements of the intersection are completed and approved. The barrels will be removed during snow events so PennDOT is able to maintain their roadway.
To further enhance safety at the crosswalk, a temporary light to improve illumination was installed on the northwest corner of the intersection. The light will remain in place during spring semester.
In addition, a traffic study is underway to assess conditions at this and other intersections on campus for potential modifications to improve vehicle and pedestrian traffic.