Restrictions set on area roads
Traffic on routes 52 and 401, and Ship Road will be affected
Lane restrictions are planned on three state highways in Chester County, for high-friction surface treatment, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.
The work schedule for next week, weather permitting, is:
• Monday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 52 (Lenape Road) between Edgemill Way and Shropshire Drive in East Bradford;
• Monday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) between St. Matthews Road and Rachel Drive in West Vincent; and
• Monday, Oct. 10, through Friday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lane restrictions are scheduled on Ship Road between Swedesford Road and Old Valley Road in West Whiteland.
PennDot said the work is part of a $4.8 million resurfacing project to improve travel and safety on 25 state highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, by installing a high-friction surface treatment to provide increased friction and grip on pavements in wet and dry conditions.
The entire project is scheduled to finish in July 2017.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
In addition, state Sen. Andrew Dinniman, D-19, announced that crews are already beginning work on a separate project to resurface and repair more than 13 miles of state highway in Chester County. Dinniman is running for re-election against Republican Jack London.
Work on that project is as follows:
Route 401 (Conestoga Road) between French Bridge and Iron Stone Lane in West Nantmeal.
Route 842 (Creek Road) between Brandywine Creek and Brandywine Street in East Bradford.
U.S. 202 (Wilmington Pike) between U.S. 322 and Dilworthtown Road in West Goshen, Westtown, Thornbury, and Birmingham.
West Miner Street between Brandywine Street and South High Street in West Chester.
Route 926 (Street Road) between Cheyney Road and Route 3 (West Chester Pike) in Willistown, Westtown, and Thornbury.
U.S. 30 ramps at the Route 82 interchange in Valley and at the Reeceville Road interchange in Caln.
“All of these projects mark important investments in providing a smoother, safer ride for motorists and commuters,” Dinniman said. “Chester County and Pennsylvania are marking great progress with updating and significantly improving our transportation infrastructure.”
Under this $3.3 million project, PennDOT will mill off the existing surface and repave the state highways with new asphalt. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface. Work is scheduled to be completely by July.
This project, contracted to Allan A. Myers, LP or Worcester, Montgomery County, is financed by Act 89 of 2013, Pennsylvania’s Comprehensive Transportation Funding Plan.
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