Strickersville Stop Sign


THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NEEDS YOUR HELP TO CONVINCE PENNDOT
TO INSTALL A 4-WAY STOP AT THE INTERSECTION
OF APPLETON ROAD AND STRICKERSVILLE ROAD

An 108-acre farm located at the intersection of Appleton and Strickersville Roads was recently purchased by an Amish family who are operating an organic dairy farm. People who travel Appleton Road know that this road can become a speedway with cars, trucks and heavy equipment traveling at speeds greater than the posted speed limit. The posted speed limit of 40 mph is considered too fast by many.

People who travel Strickersville Road know that this intersection can be difficult to cross with poor visibility and fast moving traffic. Some drivers mistake this intersection for a 4-way stop intersection and proceed onto Appleton Road after stopping and collide with oncoming traffic. The Township is aware of one death and two serious accidents at this intersection and many non-reportable accidents as well. The Township has been asking PennDOT as far back as 2010 to improve safety at this intersection. Most recently, in February 2017, at the Township’s request, PennDOT looked at the intersection again and determined that it still doesn’t qualify for a 4-way stop sign.

Unlike a commercial farm operation, the Amish farm has children of all ages and animals going back and forth to the fields and to the barn. At this location, this means crossing Appleton and Strickersville Roads multiple times during the day.

The Board of Supervisors and many residents worry that a terrible accident could occur. The Board is developing a Plan of Action which includes enlisting the support of our PA elected officials. If you would like to support this endeavor, please contact Kenneth McClain, PennDOT District Executive, PennDOT District 6, 7000 Geerdes Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406 to request that this intersection become a 4-way stop intersection.

Here are examples of support letters to PennDOT from Chairman John Auerbach, State Representative John Lawrence, Senator Andrew Dinniman and the property owner at this intersection.

Thank you all for your support!