Reader questions why left turns are allowed onto Joppa Road from eastbound Leaders Heights Road


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A reader on SeeClickFix recently asked why vehicles traveling eastbound on Leaders Heights Road are permitted to make a left turn onto Joppa Road.

The writer noted that traffic backs up behind the vehicle trying to make the left onto Joppa Road. Meanwhile, there’s a protected left-turn movement at the signal with Pine Grove Road, which is a short distance from Joppa Road.

York Township manager Elizabeth Heathcote said that when a property at the corner of Leaders Heights and Joppa roads develops, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation might determine that a turning lane or signal will be required at that intersection.

Since Leaders Heights Road is a state road, PennDOT has the authority to make the decision, she said.

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One Response to Reader questions why left turns are allowed onto Joppa Road from eastbound Leaders Heights Road

  1. JT says:

    The real issue is why the widening of Leader Heights Rd has been done so piecemeal.

    There is a center turning lane from George St, ending just west of Joppa. Then it resumes just east of Joppa and continues to Powder Mill Rd.

    PennDOT had said (when this was questioned during the Exit 14 rebuild) that “every project must have its limits”.

    Really….but the result is rather half-azzed.

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