Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

SR 93, Downtown Improvements

Hazleton, PA

Benesch provided preliminary and final design for traffic improvements along a 3.5 mile section of SR 93 in downtown Hazleton, PA. The purpose of the project was to improve traffic flow and safety for both the traveling public and pedestrians and to create a uniform corridor aesthetically pleasing to the public. Traffic improvements included roadway widening, the addition of turning lanes, traffic signal modifications and upgrades to LED indicators, and paving. Pedestrian safety improvements include curb and sidewalk replacement with the addition of bulb-outs (curb-extensions), electronic speed control signs, LED traffic signal indications, talking pedestrian push buttons, stamped crosswalks with optional illumination, and emergency vehicle pre-emption. Streetscape features were also incorporated into the project.

Project highlights

  • Corridor widening and safety improvements
  • Pedestrian safety improvements
  • Intersection and traffic signal improvements
  • Streetscape elements