New traffic lights at Ashton and Willits finally activated

Though it’s been more than “a week or so” since PennDOT said the new traffic lights at Ashton and Willits roads would be activated, the change has finally be made.

Left-turn lanes have been painted and green arrow lights have been installed to help keep traffic flowing during the Holme Avenue Bridge repairs. The bridge shut down unexpectedly in June, blocking off the chunk of Holme Avenue between the circle and Convent Avenue/Pennypack Street.

Another change that’s part of the new detour is the closing of the through-ways on the circle. Road blocks have been set up on Holme Avenue at the circle to prevent through-traffic. Instead, all traffic will move around the circle.

PennDOT cannot be reached for comment.


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