First Avenue Road Diet
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians will soon enjoy a safer experience in Moore Park KOP. This spring, Upper Merion Township and King of Prussia District are implementing the First Avenue Road Diet. This new infrastructure improvement, used around the country to create a more pedestrian-friendly roadway, will reduce travel lanes to one in each direction and add a center turning lane, bicycle lanes on both sides of the street and a signalized, accessible crosswalk midway between American Ave. and Moore Rd. The U.S. Department of Transportation found that road diets can reduce traffic accidents by an average of 29% by reducing conflict points when crossing multiple lanes, reducing vehicle speeds and providing designated lanes for cyclists. Construction activity will be suspended during the AM and PM rush hours (6:00-9:00 AM and 3:00-8:00 PM) and is expected to cause minor disruption to commuters on First Avenue. A portion of the funding is provided by grants received from PennDOT.
Want a more detailed look at the plans for the First Avenue Road Diet? See the First Avenue lane configuration and signage between North Gulph Road and Allendale Road here.
See the First Avenue & Moore Road ‘Road Diet’ & Pedestrian/Bicycle Improvement Feasibility Study here.