Left Turn Sign at Intersection of Newtown-Yardley Road and Route 332
A Newtown Twp resident said in an email to me: "Hi John, attached is a picture of the Bypass & Newtown-Yardley Road intersection. We need overhead signs by the traffic lights that show that both lanes turn to the left. Many people are unaware that this intersection allows both lanes to turn left. So many times the driver in the left lane proceeds to drive immediately into the right lane after turning unaware that another car turned beside him. I've avoided an accident many times anticipating this. This is the intersection where the new Wawa is proposed. A sign depicting double turning lanes is necessary when I'm sitting at the light on Newtown-Yardley Road turning left towards Shady Brook Farm."
I noted that "When I use that road I notice that the turns are indicated by arrows on the road. The left lane is for left turns only, the right lane can be left, straight, or right. Is that correct?" The resident responded: "John, you are correct about the painted arrows in the street. But once there are three cars in each lane, they're now sitting on top of the arrows. So additional cars in the two lanes are blind to the arrows painted in the street. A sign like this [see picture attached] mounted by the stop lights would definitely help."