Patch Readers Pick: Worst Ross Intersections and What PennDOT Plans to Do About Them

These three intersections received the most complaints.

When asked last week which intersections in Ross Township and West View were the worst, readers of North Hills Patch mentioned the following intersections the most.

  1. The Siebert Road entrance to the McKnight Siebert Shopping Center. One reader wrote "That is a mess! People can access that shopping center off McKnight rather than trying to turn into the shopping center."
  2. Lowries Run and Rochester Roads, which prompted this comment: "One plays a game of chicken guessing who is going to pull out in front of who. Courtesy is the only manner that enables traffic to flow during rush hours."
  3. Perry Highway, Three Degree, and Sewickley Oakmont Roads. One reader described it this way: "With lights it isn't really dangerous, just frustrating, especially when you sit watching no one moving for 45 seconds because of badly timed lights."

Click on "view larger map" for the exact location of these intersections.

All three intersections are maintained by PennDOT, so Patch forwarded your comments to Press Officer Jim Struzzi. 

"There are no immediate plans for these intersections," said Struzzi. "We have discussed the Perry Highway, Three Degree Road, and Sewickley-Oakmont Road intersection with Ross Township regarding possible enhancements pending the availability of additional resources in the future."

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McKnightmare January 15, 2013 at 02:02 PM
Let's not forget Duncan-Fergason-Thompson Run intersection. No one knows when to take their turn. You hesitate to take your turn, BAM, someone else will take it for you. I blame the soccer moms on their cell phones.
Nina Lyons January 15, 2013 at 02:38 PM
Thanks Mr Struzzi for making us such a priority. LOL... and I agree.. the Duncan intersection is horrible as well... Why does it always take a major event and people getting hurt or worse to get something done..? Ok.. PennDot... it will be blood on your hands... you have been warned..
Jeffrey J Carpenter January 15, 2013 at 03:12 PM
They need a jersey barrier in the middle of Seibert Road from Mcknight to St Sebastian church.
McKnightmare January 15, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Another one: Thompson Run and Siebert. Only two stops, while traffic heading up Thompson has none. Try to make that left. I've seen many accidents there. That should be a 3 way stop. Then you get morons who don't signal.
Paladin January 15, 2013 at 05:22 PM
If anyone of any decision making reads this PLEASE allow a turn on red after at least 6PM for coming up Three Degree and making the right on Rt 19. It is crazy not to being able to make a right at night when you can clearly see no traffic coming and no one is around. I think it should be allowed all the time but at least after 6 PLEASE!!!!
Beverly Bernauer January 16, 2013 at 02:14 PM
i agree 100% on the jersey barrier from McKnight to St. Sabastian. I lived in Berkeley Hills for 13 years and personally witnessed 100's of accidents there. When I talked to Ross Township officials I was told that traffic wasn't bad, just bad drivers. Ross Township needs to take this seriously. They have received decades of complaints. The insurance carriers need to get on Ross Townships back.
Bas Tard January 30, 2013 at 05:28 AM
What an idiotic comment. Like no one else is on cell phones. I blame the little men sitting on beaded seats who pull out in front of you and then dies. But just for the record, if your kid can't play a sport well, there is always soccer.
Bas Tard January 30, 2013 at 05:39 AM
How about a left-turning arrow at the bottom of Sewickley-Oakmont road. The opposing traffic coming down Reis Run would rather bottom out going thru the intersection at 50 mph before letting someone make the left onto Rochester Road. The traffic backing up at the light on Sewickley Oakmont can top 50 cars at times. I told Ross township to at least increase length of light to at least give cars a chance to get thru after the parade of cars finishes from Reis run opposing traffic. And they did that but it's still ridiculous. When there are dozens of cars sitting in one direction at a light and zero from opposing side, a left-turning arrow is in order.


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