Next week route 202 drivers will encounter nighttime travel restrictions for construction between Route 29 and U.S. Route 30 in Tredyffrin and East Whiteland townships, including the closure of the northbound off-ramp to Route 29 south, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.
This work is part of two PennDOT projects to improve travel and reduce congestion on Route 202 by rebuilding and expanding the highway to six lanes between the Swedesford Road and Route 30 interchanges. The combined construction value of the projects is $168.7 million.
The contractor’s schedule is currently as followed:
- Sunday through Thursday (June 16-20):Route 202 north will be reduced to one lane between Route 30 and Route 401 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge construction.
- Sunday through Thursday (June 16-20): Route 202 north will be reduced to one lane between Route 30 and Route 401 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge construction.
- Sunday through Wednesday (June 16-19): Route 202 south will be reduced to one lane between the Mill Lane overpass, located north of Route 401, and the Church Road overpass, located south of Route 401, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for construction at the Route 401 interchange;
- Tuesday (June 18): the Matthews Road on-ramp to Route 202 north at the Route 29 Interchange will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday (June 19) for paving; and
- Friday (June 21): Route 202 north will be reduced to one lane at the Route 29 Interchange from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday (June 22) for activities related to closing the northbound off-ramp to Route 29 south (Morehall Road). The off-ramp will be closed at 10 p.m. Friday for approximately six weeks for mainline paving on Route 202 and retaining wall construction.
A major highway expansion project will begin today on Route 202, according to a recent press release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The work is scheduled to wrap up in May 2016. For more information on the project click here.
PennDOT plans to:
- widening Route 202 from four to six lanes
- rebuild and improve the Route 202/Route 401 Interchange
- reconstruct bridges over Route 401 and Planebrook Road
- replace the bridge over Chester Valley Trail
- erect three miles of sound walls
- build a 32-space park-and-ride facility at the intersection of Route 322 and Lloyd Avenue in Caln Township
- install Intelligent Transportation System components
- plant landscaping
- build storm water management and mitigation sites
We hope everyone was able to stay safe during Hurricane Sandy. The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has caused major roadways to close or post detours due to fallen trees or wires. The following is a list of Chester County road closures that have been posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation:
Route 0082 (CREEK RD) between Intersection of MARSHALL BRIDGE RD in KENNETT TOWNSHIP and Intersection of OLD KENNETT RD in KENNETT TOWNSHIP
Route 0926 (STREET RD) between Intersection of CARRIE LN in WESTTOWN TOWNSHIP and Intersection of S CHESTER RD in WESTTOWN TOWNSHIP
Route 0926 (STREET RD) between Intersection of POCOPSON RD in POCOPSON TOWNSHIP and Intersection of CREEK RD in BIRMINGHAM TOWNSHIP
Route 1025 (NEWCOMEN RD) between Intersection of CROWN OAK DR / + WORTHINGTON RD inWEST PIKELAND TOWNSHIP and Intersection of CEDAR RIDGE LN in WEST PIKELAND TOWNSHIP
Route 2010 (GOSHEN RD) between Intersection of WARREN AV in WILLISTOWN TOWNSHIP and Intersection of PROVIDENCE RD in WILLISTOWN TOWNSHIP
Route 2018 (GREEN HILL RD) between Intersection of HAMILTON DR in WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP and Intersection of GREEN HILL AV in WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP
Route 3047 (FROG HOLLOW RD) between Intersection of FROG HOLLOW RD in WEST MARLBOROUGH TOWNSHIP and Intersection of FROG HOLLOW RD in EAST FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP
Route 3057 (BRADFORD AV) between Intersection of DOWNINGTOWN PK in WEST BRADFORD TOWNSHIP and Intersection of BRADFORD AV / + GLENSIDE RD in DOWNINGTOWN BOROUGH
Route 3064 (HAZELWOOD AV) between Intersection of HAZLEWOOD AV in CALN TOWNSHIP and Intersection of HAZELWOOD AV / + THORNDALE-MARSHALLTON RD in CALN TOWNSHIP
Route 4007 (BIRDELL RD) between Intersection of BIRDELL RD (TBK) in HONEY BROOK TOWNSHIP and Intersection of ICEDALE RD in HONEY BROOK TOWNSHIP
Today, is the last day to register in Pennsylvania in order to vote in the Nov. 6th general election. Whether you are an Obama or Romney supporter, that doesn’t matter. What matters is a passionate and educated commitment to our nation and to your ideals and issues.
Registration here in Pennsylvania is relatively quick and easy. (If you want to register to vote in another state, follow this link.) In Pennsylvania you can do it by mail or in person. Just print out the form embedded in this link, fill it out, and make sure it is postmarked today. You can also register in person, same deadline, at any of the following locations:
- State offices that provide public assistance and services to persons with disabilities
- Armed Forces Recruitment Centers
- County Clerk of Orphans’ Court offices, including each Marriage License Bureau
- Area Agencies on Aging
- Centers for Independent Living
- County Mental Health and Mental Retardation offices
- Student disability services offices of the State System of Higher Education
- Offices of Special Education
- DA Complementary Paratransit offices
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said announced that construction is scheduled next week to repair worn concrete pavement on four highways in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties. PennDOT is investing $6 million to repair deteriorating concrete on 18 state highways in the Philadelphia region. Crews are repairing and improving 63 miles of roadway by sealing concrete pavement joints and cracks, and patching. Last week PennDOT took action in West Chester between Matlack and Worthington streets in order to repair concrete pavement and the results were successful. Finally we will have less bumps and holes and we will be able to enjoy a smoother ride across the area.
The final paving of Route 202 between Route 100 and Matlack Street in West Goshen Township, Chester County is nearing completion as construction winds down on the $19.3 million improvement project, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.
Motorists can expect to face single-lane patterns on this section of Route 202 on Sunday through Friday (May 13-18) while crews apply the final layer of asphalt on the highway’s shoulders, ramps and acceleration/deceleration lanes. Northbound lane closures will occur each night from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and southbound restrictions will last from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Route 202 motorists are advised to allow more time for travel or use an alternate route during construction because backups and delays will occur. PennDOT is nearing completion of the project to improve this 4.3-mile section of Route 202. Construction is scheduled to finish by Memorial Day weekend. PennDOT is improving Route 202 by replacing deteriorated concrete pavement and resurfacing the four-lane expressway; reinforcing the roadway shoulders; patching and repairing eight bridges; painting steel beams on three bridges; removing and replacing five overhead sign structures; installing new highway signs; installing new guide rail and median barriers; and installing safety rumble strips and pavement reflectors.
List of county routes in Rockland County, New York (76–118A) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The end of the seemingly endless reconstruction work on US-202 in Westtown and West Goshen Townships is approaching, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said this week.
The final paving operation on the 4.3-mile stretch of 202 in West Chester will slow nighttime travel between Matlack Street and Route 100 through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., the agency said. The section will be restricted to one lane in each direction nightly as crews add the last layer of asphalt on the four-lane highway. Motorists are advised to allow more travel time or use an alternate route since backups and delays are expected.
The $19.3 million project is scheduled to finish in late May. PennDOT said. Work has included replacing deteriorated pavement, reinforcing the roadway shoulders, patching and repairing eight bridges, painting steel beams on three bridges, removing and replacing five overhead signs; adding new signs; installing new guide rail and median barriers; and installing safety rumble strips and pavement reflectors.
The construction has caused local traffic delays — especially during rush hours. At times, traffic has backed up along US-202 to Route 926 and into Birmingham as morning commuters have attempted to get to work.
Nighttime lane closures will be in effect on Route 202 between Matlack Street and Route 100 inWest Goshen Township, Chester County on Sunday through Thursday (April 22-26) from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for paving, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.
Route 202 will be reduced to one lane in each direction while crews place the final layer of asphalt on this stretch of the highway. This operation is part of PennDOT’s $19.3 million project to improve this 4.3-mile section of Route 202. Construction is scheduled to finish in late May 2012. Route 202 motorists are advised to allow more time for travel or use an alternate route during construction because backups and delays will occur.
PennDOT is improving Route 202 by replacing deteriorated concrete pavement and resurfacing the four-lane expressway; reinforcing the roadway shoulders; patching and repairing eight bridges; painting steel beams on three bridges; removing and replacing five overhead sign structures; installing new highway signs; installing new guide rail and median barriers; and installing safety rumble strips and pavement reflectors.
Allan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the $19,377,081 project. The project is financed with 100 percent federal ARRA funds. PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on Route 202 and other major highways before heading out.
I just came across an article on msnbc.com which was entitled “Texting & Driving Fines Start Thursday in Pa.” This grabbed my attention and I had to read the article immediately because I was unsure that a law like this was being issued in Pennsylvania. Here is what the article had to say:
Starting Thursday, texting while driving will cost you in Pennsylvania. The “Anti-Texting Law” takes effect Thursday at 12:01 a.m. The new law allows police to charge anyone caught text messaging while operating a vehicle with a primary offense and a $50 fine. Authorities say that the law will make it clear just how dangerous texting and driving can be. About 14,000 of the Keystone State’s 2010 crashes were attributed to distracted driving. And 68 people died in those wrecks.
“Your most important job when behind the wheel is to focus only on driving,” PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch said in a statement. “Most people would never close their eyes for five seconds while driving, but that’s how long you take your eyes of the road, or even longer, every time you send or read a text message.”
Pennsylvania will be the 10th state to enact such a law, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Police hope the law helps prevent future accidents associated with texting. “This is a serious problem and we are hoping that we can educate citizens on the dangers of texting while driving and prevent future accidents,” said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan.
Police say they hope for voluntary compliance from motorists. But that doesn’t mean everyone will stop texting behind the wheel. “Our troopers will attempt to use observations of the driver while the vehicle is in motion to determine if traffic stops are warranted. An example might be the motorist continues to manipulate the device over an extended distance with no apparent voice communication.” For specifics on the law visit PennDOT’s website.