Staff ReportWest Chester >> The Wolf Administration announced that construction has begun on a project to repair and resurface 26 miles of state highway in Chester County.
“Resurfacing projects like this are an important part of investing in the state’s infrastructure,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “These repairs will help increase safety and improve efficiency on the roadways in Chester County.”
Now, through Thursday, Oct. 12, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 340 (West Kings Highway) between Route 10 (Compass Road) and Business U.S. 30 in West Caln, West Brandywine, Caln and Valley townships, for milling.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work zone because slowdowns will occur. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.
Additional state highways scheduled for resurfacing under this contract include:
· Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) between the Delaware state line and U.S. 1 in Avondale Borough and New Garden and London Grove townships;
· Route 472 (Lewisville Road/Hickory Hill Road) between Route 841 (Chesterville Road) and Freese Road in Elk and East Nottingham townships;
· Valley Forge Road between Route 252 (Valley Forge Road) and Valley Forge Park in Tredyffrin Township;
· Worthington Road between Worthington Road and Newcomen Road in West Pikeland Township;
· Street Road between the Octorara Creek Bridge to Homeville Road in Upper Oxford Township;
· Main Street/Green Street/Swan Road/Upper Valley Road between Route 372 (Main Street) to the Atglen borough line; and
· Wagontown Road between Lyons Head Drive and Hatfield Road in West Caln and West Brandywine townships.
Work on the project is expected to be completed in summer 2018.
Under this improvement project, PennDOT will mill the existing roadway surface and repave the state highways with new asphalt. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface.
Allan A. Myers, LP, of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $6,262,777 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.
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