Saturday, April 20, 2013
There will also be daytime travel restrictions on Route 401.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) 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 …
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 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. 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 widening …
Monday, March 25, 2013
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.
Editor's note: PennDOT indicated the work detailed below will affect Tredyffrin Township, but the stretches of roadway mentioned do not include Tredyffrin. We've reached out to PennDOT for clarification. PennDOT announced Friday that it would be closing lanes on Route 202 in East Whiteland and Tredyffrin townships 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 …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
PennDOT has created a new plate celebrating America's armed forced. $15 from each purchase goes to the Veterans Trust Fund.
Looks like Pennsylvanians are getting a new way to honor the troops. According to a release from the legislator's office, state Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that Pennsylvania vehicle owners can now show their support of veterans through a new decorative license plate. The plate, authorized by Act 194 of 2012, features an image of the American Flag and a Bald Eagle and contains the words “Honoring Our Veterans.” “This is just a small way motorists can show their support for the veterans who served our nation in defense of freedom around the globe,” Dinniman said in the release. “And when you order one of these plates a portion of the payment goes to helping our vets.” The plate is available for passenger cars and light trucks. …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
If you’re trying to get a new license, don’t plan on doing it on the holidays.
All driver license and photo centers will be closed Tuesday, December 25, for Christmas and Tuesday, January 1, for the New Year’s holiday. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us. Local Drivers License Centers:
Sunday, December 9, 2012
PennDOT officials will discuss a holiday safe driving campaign.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The following is a press release from PennDOT. PennDOT, police and safety partners will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, at the West Chester University School of Music, 817 South High Street, West Chester, to highlight a holiday enforcement campaign and encourage safe driving. Officials will discuss “Operation Safe Holiday,” an initiative including seat-belt, aggressive-driving and impaired-driving enforcement, and the consequences of driving impaired by drugs or alcohol. Police will explain the sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and traffic safety patrols they’ll use to crack down on aggressive or impaired drivers. Also as part of the event, the Pennsylvania DUI Association’s DUI Victims’ Moving Memorial will be on…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Police and PennDOT are joining forces to keep the roads safe this holiday season.
Information provided by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation: Harrisburg – PennDOT and police statewide are joining forces for “Operation Safe Holiday,” an initiative including seat-belt, aggressive-driving and impaired-driving enforcement aimed at keeping roadways safe this holiday season. The operation is under way, beginning with statewide Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement. Through the New Year, police will also use sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular traffic safety patrols to crack down on motorists who are speeding, driving aggressively or driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. “Every year we see an increase in travel during the holiday season, and unfortunately we also see more crashes,” PennDOT …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Ten state roads are closed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has caused even major roadways to close or post detours due to fallen trees or wires. The following list of Chester County road closures is a list of state roads that have been posted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Editor's note: The following information comes from PennDOT. For Delaware County closures, click here. For full Greater Philadelphia list, visit the PennDOT site. CHESTER Total Closures 10 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…
Monday, October 29, 2012
I-76 and I-476 are among the closed state roads Monday night.
PennDOT announced Monday that several state highways, including I-95, I-476 and I-76, would be closed to all non-emergency vehicles until 2 a.m. Tuesday morning in response to Hurricane Sandy. According to a release, the transpiration department is closing "the full length of Interstates 95 and 676; I-476 (non-toll portion); I-76 from the Pa. Turnpike to Passyunk Avenue and the U.S. Route 1 Extension in Philadelphia to all traffic except emergency vehicles" The PA turnpike remains open. Before the closing, all area highways were placed under a 45 mph speed restriction. Additionally, NBC 10 is reporting that all Delaware River Port Authority bridges, the Ben Franklin, the Betsy Ross, the Commodore Barry and the Walt Whitman, are closed …