Sunday, May 19, 2013
Motorists should expect delays mostly between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Editor's note: The following information comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Dates have been bolded for emphasis. Nighttime Lane and Ramp Restrictions Scheduled on Route 202 in Chester County King of Prussia – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that motorists will encounter nighttime travel restrictions next week on Route 202 for paving and other construction activities between Route 29 and Route 30 in East Whiteland Township, Chester County. The overnight operations are being done under two PennDOT projects, valued at $168.7 million that will improve travel and reduce congestion on Route 202 by rebuilding and expanding the highway to six lanes between the Swedesford Road and …
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 …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
PennDOT funds will be used to upgrade traffic signals at a dozen local intersections.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Friday that revenue from red light camera fines in Philadelphia will benefit East Whiteland and 16 other municipalities in the region. East Whiteland will receive $93,425 for traffic signal controller upgrades and signal generator plug installations at 12 intersections, according to a press release from PennDOT spokesman Eugene Blaum. Phoenixville and Chadds Ford will also receive money from the Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) program for transit-related projects. The full PennDOT release is below. PennDOT today announced that $3.2 in Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) funding will be distributed to 17 municipalities located in its Engineering District 6 area. Statewide, …
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 …
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.
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 …
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. …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Starting Feb. 26, motorists will see lane closures and delays near the East Whiteland Township building, as PennDOT starts a project to improve the 202/401 interchange and widen Route 202.
Editor's note: The following information comes from PennDOT. Some dates and road names have been bolded for easy identification. Motorists traveling on Route 202 and Route 401 in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, will encounter lane closures next week for construction to improve both highways, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today. Two operations are scheduled for PennDOT’s project to widen and rebuild 6.5 miles of Route 202 from the Route 30 Interchange in East Whiteland Township to just south of the Swedesford Road Interchange in Tredyffrin Township to enhance travel and reduce congestion. The contractors’ schedules are: Daytime lane closures also are scheduled on westbound Route 401 (Conestoga Road) …