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.
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.
If you were driving on 202 yesterday like myself you might have seen or been involved in the traffic backup. I was very curious of what caused the local delay and found out a Honda Civic traveling south on Route 202 in West Goshen struck an extension ladder that had fallen off a pickup truck. The car veered off the highway, struck a tree and landed on its roof.
When the driver of the pickup truck came back to retrieve the ladder, he found that he had caused the crash. He was cited by West Goshen police for not properly tying the ladder to his ladder rack. He retrieved the ladder before leaving the scene with a traffic citation.
The driver of the Civic and her male passenger were both checked out by EMS personnel at the scene but both refused further treatment. Assisting West Goshen police at the scene were West Chester Fire Department, Good Fellowship Ambulance, Medic 91 and West Chester Fire Police. For local news make sure to check out the DailyLocal.com. For a free Pennsylvania Car Insurance quote visit http://www.kimberleyvassal.com today!
From the same people who brought you Alfredo BYOB Restaurant in Berwyn is now opening a new restaurant called Galileo right here in West Chester! It will be located on the corner of route 202 and 926 in the Commons of Thornbury. The building is currently being renovated but Galileo is expected to open December 1st! Check out the video’s below courtesy of Kimberley Vassal Insurance.