The site of a fatal crash in Springfield Township could be slated for a makeover, with the intersection of Seaks Run Road and Susquehanna Trail on the table during a public meeting Thursday.
Just north of the intersection of Church Street and Susquehanna Trail, the intersection was the site of a fatal crash in February.
Maryland resident Richard Fleming, 71, was killed when his car collided with a flatbed truck on Seaks Run Road, also called Route 216. Police said Fleming was driving a Honda Civic west on Route 216, stopped for the stop sign at the Susquehanna Trail, then turned left in front of a northbound flatbed tractor-trailer.
Though this wasn't the intersection's first fatality, the site doesn't make the county's top-25 list for intersections with the most crashes, said Will Clark, chief of the transportation planning division at the York County Planning Commission.
Nonetheless, the intersection has caught the attention of residents and officials, who are pushing for the county's Metropolitan Planning Organization to prioritize improvements there. The board is expected to vote Thursday on whether to develop cost estimates to improve the intersection.
The intersection is noted as problematic on official maps and other planning documents and, after Fleming's death, residents contacted officials to complain, Clark said.
"They want it to be addressed," he said. "They think it's dangerous."
Problems include poor sight distance and confusion with turning movements because of the offset intersection of Church Street.
But even if the MPO votes Thursday to move forward, it'll take at least another two years before the board decides whether to fund improvements because of other priorities, Clark said.
He said potential solutions include a traffic signal, building a roundabout, additional stop signs and realigning the intersection.
The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 9 a.m. in the board room at Rabbit Transit, 1230 Roosevelt Ave.
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