Monday, May 13, 2013
Is the sign necessary?
Someone has taken it upon him- or herself to add an unofficial traffic sign at the intersection of East Swedesford and Valley Forge roads, near Gateway Shopping Center. The sign simply says "422 W" above an arrow pointing under Route 202. What do you think? Is this a helpful hint or an unnecessary eyesore?
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Motorists should expect delays between 6 p.m. and 5 a.m. in Tredyffrin Township.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Friday that motorists should expect delays when traveling on Swedesford Road in Tredyffrin: Tredyffrin Township will complete the work under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit, according to PennDOT. For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/district6.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Motorists can expect delays between Route 252 and Route 202 from May 6 to 11.
Tredyffrin Township will be working on Swedesford Road for a week beginning Saturday. Details from the township website: Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work zone as delays will occur. Tredyffrin Township will complete the work under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit. PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly. For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/district6 or call 610.205.6700. (Hat tip to state Rep. Warren Kampf's office for passing this along.)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Crews will be removing the remnants of the Valley Hill Road bridge in Charlestown Township from midnight to 6 a.m.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike will close between the Downingtown (Exit 312) and Valley Forge (Exit 326) interchanges Sunday morning from midnight to 6 a.m. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in March began work to remove a bridge in Charlestown Township that will be replaced by a new bridge after the turnpike is widened. The turnpike is being closed for safety reasons as steel girders are removed Sunday. Below is the full release with suggested detour routes from the PA Turnpike Commission: PA Turnpike to close for Six Hours Early Sunday for Bridge Work I-76 will shut down from midnight to 6 a.m. between Valley Forge and Downingtown. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission cautions motorists that a 14-mile stretch of the toll road will be …
Friday, April 19, 2013
There will also be daytime travel restrictions on Route 401 (Conestoga Road).
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Friday there will be lane closures on Route 202 in Tredyffrin and East Whiteland townships as work continues on two projects, including the installation of a third lane in both directions. The closures will take place from April 21 to 25 between Swedesford Road Interchange and Route 30. There will also be travel restrictions on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) from April 22 to 27. Here are more details from PennDOT (emphasis added to dates): In addition, Route 202’s northbound off-ramp and the on-ramps at the Route 401 Interchange in East Whiteland Township will be closed and detoured Sunday through Thursday (April 21-25) from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for drainage pipe installations. The Route 401 …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The highway expansion project will add new lanes, sound walls, a park-and-ride facility and many other features in East Whiteland's stretch of Route 202, according to PennDOT.
A major highway expansion project will begin Monday in East Whiteland, according to a recent press release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The work is scheduled to wrap up in May 2016. PennDOT plans to: The full press release from PennDOT is below: “The start of this second mainline contract is another positive step forward in our plan to transform Route 202 into a modern highway capable of moving travelers smoothly and safely through the Great Valley area of Chester County,” PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said. PennDOT’s contractor will reconstruct and widen Route 202 from four lanes to six between the Route 401 and Route 30 interchanges. This project is scheduled to finish in May 2016. In addition to …
Monday, March 25, 2013
As PennDOT crews replace a water main, the road will close between Devon Road and Route 252.
Update 4/15/13 11am: The road is still open. Original story continues below. A heavily trafficked stretch of Darby Road will be closed during the day from April 15 to May 11, as crews replace a water main under the road, PennDOT recently announced. Darby Road between Devon Road and Route 252 will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., as crews replace a deteriorated drainage pipe. The work was originally planned for February but was halted when an unexpected utility pipe was discovered. The full release from Easttown Township is below: This work is part of PennDOT’s $11 million project to repair and resurface 12 state highways in Chester County. Allan A. Myers, LP, of Worcester, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the $11,039,…
It's making sure street signs have correct spelling, among other tasks.
Don't let the name fool you. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Pavement Survey van isn't just looking at pavement. You might have seen the vehicle on local state roads recently, as on Route 252 in Tredyffrin Township in the attached photo. According to PennDOT spokesman Gene Blaum, it's a Location Referencing System van, and it's driving around making sure that the information in PennDOT's computer system matches reality. Blaum explained via email that the van verifies the locations of features like signs and bridges throughout the state. It even does spell-check: There are no cameras on the van. The small, square box on the bumper is an infrared target sensor used to calibrate a distance-measuring instrument. A GPS receiver …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Road work will take place March 24 to 28, mostly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m., as a highway expansion project proceeds.
PennDOT announced Friday that it would be closing lanes on Route 202 in East Whiteland Township during nighttime hours from Sunday, March 24, to Thursday, March 28. The construction will take place at several locations in both directions of the highway, according to the PennDOT press release (dates have been bolded). The work is part of two ongoing contracts to widen and reconstruct the expressway from south of the Chesterbrook Interchange in Tredyffrin Township to the Route 30/Exton Bypass Interchange in East Whiteland Township. Editor's note: The original press release from PennDOT indicated that lane closures would occur in Tredyffrin Township, but PennDOT subsequently confirmed no such closures will occur in Tredyffrin.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The bridge will undergo extensive rehabilitation, including repairs to the bridge deck, new paint and pavement and the installation of a new guide rail.
The bridge carrying LeBoutillier Road over Valley Creek will close March 18 as Tredyffrin Township plans to rehabilitate the bridge. The work will take two months, according to a schematic of the detour route. During that time, traffic will be detoured "from Swedesford Road to North Valley Road to Yellow Springs Road to Mill Road." The township considered replacing the bridge entirely, but a 2012 study by Philadelphia-based engineering firm McCormick Taylor showed the existing structure was sufficient for rehabilitation. In February, the township selected Innovative Construction Services as the contractor for the project: