Friday, May 24, 2013
The accident occurred Friday afternoon near Route 29.
A tractor trailer struck a barrier on Route 202 near Route 29 in East Whiteland early Friday afternoon, 6ABC is reporting: The attached Pennsylvania Department of Transportation traffic camera photo, captured at 3 p.m., shows traffic restricted to one lane in each direction as crews work to repair the damaged divider. The truck has been removed from the scene. There was no word on what caused the driver to lose control of the truck, according to 6ABC. Other PennDOT camera views show traffic backed up for miles approaching the site of the accident.
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 …
Monday, April 1, 2013
PennDOT will close the ramps to install drainage pipes.
As part of the $63.3 million dollar highway expansion project, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will close northbound ramps at the Route 202/401 interchange on Tuesday and Thursday. The ramps will be closed Tuesday and Thursday nights, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., as crews install drainage pipes. Lane closures on northbound and southbound Route 202 might also occur between the routes 29 and 30 Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., as crews install of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) components. The full press release from PennDOT is below. The section on recommended detours has been bolded: See also: Major Route 202 Project Starts Monday, Ends in 2016 PennDOT Awards $63.3 Million Contract to Widen U.S. Route 202 New …
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 …
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 3, 2013
From March 3 to 8, there will be nighttime lane closures on Route 202 and daytime lane closures on Conestoga Road.
Editor's note: The following information comes from PennDOT. [Specific dates and locations have been bolded.] King of Prussia – Nighttime lane closures are planned on Route 202 in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, for construction to improve the highway, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today. PennDOT is currently rebuilding and widening four miles of Route 202 from just north of the Route 401 Interchange to just south of the Swedesford Road Interchange to enhance travel and reduce congestion. Construction on a second project to widen Route 202 to six lanes from Route 401 to Route 30 will start in late March or early April. Lane closures will be in place on Route 202 between the Route 29 and Route 30 …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
It's instrumental in forming the roadway.
Motorists traveling along the East Whiteland section of Route 202 might have noticed the giant yellow piece of equipment sitting on the southern side of the roadway. What is that thing? According to PennDOT spokesperson Gene Blaum, the machine is called a concrete slip-form paver. It’s used to form the concrete roadbed and smooth the surface. Learn more about the machine on the website of its manufacturer, Gomaco.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
From 2013 to 2016, PennDOT will be expanding Route 202 in East Whiteland to six lanes between Route 30 to Route 401.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Editor's note: The following information comes from PennDOT. PennDOT Awards $63.3 Million Contract to Widen U.S. Route 202 in East Whiteland Township, Chester County PennDOT Expanding Route 202 to Six Lanes to Improve Travel in Great Valley Area King of Prussia – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the award of a $63.3 million contract to widen 2.6 miles of U.S. Route 202 to six lanes in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, to improve travel and reduce congestion along the corridor. “This contract award is another step forward in our program to rebuild and transform Route 202 into a modern highway capable of moving travelers smoothly through the Great Valley area,” PennDOT District Executive Lester C. …
Monday, November 19, 2012
View the photos attached to this article for an answer.
As he was waiting for his turn to present the East Whiteland Fire Company monthly report to the township's Board of Supervisors, Fire Chief Ken Hurley cupped his ear to his radio, which was set at low volume. Then he popped up and out of the room. Moments later, emergency lights on the road could be seen from the township meeting room windows. When he returned about 30 minutes later, he started his report with, "Don't drink and drive." Pressed by the meeting attendants, he gave the full story—there had been an accident at the nearby intersection of Routes 202 and 401. "A very nice, high-dollar Lexus, DUI. He moved the jersey barrier about a foot-and-a-half, then moved it again about a foot. He hit it four times," Hurley said. The allegedly…
Sunday, November 11, 2012
It tells drivers to turn right to get to Route 202 south, but left might be quicker.
Suppose you're driving north on Route 29 (Morehall Road), passing Uptown Worthington, and you want to head south on Route 202. A sign posted on the overpass instructs you to turn right onto East Swedesford Road, but turning left will also get you to a Route 202 South entrance ramp. In fact, the ramp on the left is closer and drops you farther south on the highway. So—why does the PennDOT sign recommend turning right, and driving past Penn State Great Valley? We asked PennDOT spokeperson Gene Blaum, and here's the response we got: The signs for SB US 202 South on NB Route 29 were originally installed in the 1990s because it is easier to accommodate larger volumes of traffic making a right turn than it is to make a left at an intersection, …