Improvements to Linglestown and Mountain Roads, as part of the Linglestown Improvement Project, began in November 2009, and were completed in October 2011. The primary objectives of the Linglestown Improvement Project were to: (1) Improve traffic flow, especially at key village intersections; (2) Improve infrastructure systems, including parking; (3) Increase public safety and emergency vehicle access; (4) Re-establish the town square as the central focus of community identity; and (5) Preserve and accentuate historic structures and community aesthetics.
The improvements to Linglestown Road (Route 39) occurred between Margaret Avenue to the east and Pennsylvania Avenue to the west. Road improvements addressed traffic safety and congestion at problem intersections throughout the village. Roundabouts were constructed at the intersections of Route 39 with Pennsylvania Avenue and with N. Mountain Road. Near the western project terminus, the intersection of Route 39 and Blue Mountain Parkway was reconfigured and a short bypass was constructed. A chicane and lateral shift was incorporated at the eastern end of the project.
Traffic calming devices was constructed at all major intersections and approaches. Angled parking was developed in the village square. Streetscape improvements - including sidewalks, pedestrian islands, street trees, and street lights - have enhanced aesthetics and improve pedestrian safety.
For a detailed presentation and discussion of the Linglestown Improvement Project refer to the Linglestown Action Plan.