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It seems that there continues to be a belief that East Whiteland Township would consider and is willing to exercise its eminent domain authority in connection with scenarios to improve the traffic flow and safety of the King Rd and Route 352 intersection.
Recently our traffic engineer along with PennDOT realized the traffic count data used in evaluations was outdated by several years. Therefore, in order to understand current conditions, the Townships, both East Goshen and East Whiteland, authorized updated traffic counts as part of the evaluation of the issues and proposed solutions. Both townships continue to review the intersection conditions and PennDOT recommendations but are considering changes only to signaling or other electronic processes.
In order to be clear on East Whiteland's position, the Board will not exercise its authority of eminent domain against a property owner's wishes for any or all of their property.
However, since both King Road and Rt 352 are State roads, PennDOT owns and controls the area within their right of way. Therefore, the ultimate decision maker with regard to the intersection has been, and will continue to be, PennDOT.
We hope this clarifies concerns. Please also keep in mind this entire process was intended to improve conditions at the intersection, not to adversely affect any properties.
Feel free to share this with your neighbors.
The Board Of Supervisors