PennDOT opens new stretch of Route 52

The Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation announced that the new alignment of Route 52 is
open between Route 926 and Route 1 in Kennett, East Marlborough, and Pennsbury
townships, Chester County.

This
$15.4 million project to relocate nearly a mile of Route 52 creates a roadway
that meets current PennDOT design standards and will reduce congestion at Route
52’s intersections with Route 926 and Route 1.

The
project also includes widening 1,400 feet of Route 926 and 4,000 feet of Route
1; installing traffic signals on Route 52 at Route 926, at the new intersection
with Route 1, and at the existing intersection of Route 52 and Route 1. A
bridge is also being constructed near the middle of the project to carry Route
52 over a stream and wetlands on Longwood Gardens property.

Route
926 will remain closed between Route 52 and Parkersville Road in Pennsbury
Township, Chester County for the realignment of the intersection at Route 52.
Traffic will continue to be detoured over Route 52, Route 1 and Parkersville
Road. Route 926 is expected to reopen on Nov. 12.

Allan
A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the
$15,422,710 contract that in financed 100 percent federal funds.
Construction is expected finish in September 2012.

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