Roadwork for week of Oct. 1

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Oct. 1 through Oct. 8. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones.

PennDOT says drivers should expect delays in construction areas.
PennDOT says drivers should expect delays in construction areas.

Utility installation will require weeklong lane closures on Raintree Road in Pennsbury Township. The work is scheduled at Paddock Lane weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting on Wednesday, Oct. 5, and ending on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

The shoulder of I-476 in both directions will be closed between I-76 and I-95 for fiber optic cable installation through Sunday, Oct. 2; crews will be working from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bridge-cleaning operations are expected to slow overnight traffic on southbound I-476 from Sunday, Oct. 1, through Saturday, Oct. 7.

Work recently began to replace the Burnt Mill Road bridge in Kennett Township, which was closed in April 2014, after a bridge inspection determined it was unsafe. Detours are posted between Norway and Spring Mill roads; the project is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

Utility installation on East Market Street in West Chester Borough will require lane restrictions at Franklin Street. The work is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday through Oct. 7.

Work is continuing on the Speakman Covered Bridge in East Fallowfield and West Marlborough townships. Frog Hollow Road between Concord Bridge and Strasburg roads will be closed and detoured until the estimated completion date, which has been extended to Oct. 21.

Green Valley Road in Newlin Township is closed and detoured between Powell and Brandywine Creek roads due to structural deficiencies at the Green Valley Road Bridge. No repair date has been scheduled.

Route 100 in West Whiteland Township at Waterloo and Swedesford roads, Town Center Mall, and the Exton Mall entrance will be the site of lane restrictions for curb replacement. Crews are scheduled to work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday, Oct. 3, through Saturday, Oct. 8.

Philadelphia Police said a number of streets will be closed over the weekend due to special events. The Mid-Town Village Festival will require closures from 3 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the 1200 blocks of Chestnut and Sansom streets, the 100 block of 13th Street, and the 1300 blocks of Drury and Chancellor streets. Also on Saturday, the Dragon Boat Festival will require Kelly Drive to be closed from the Strawberry Mansion Bridge to Fountain Green Drive from 4:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 2, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will hold its annual “Out of the Darkness Community 5K Walk.” The following streets will be closed from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Eakins Oval westbound to Spring Garden Street Bridge and into the city from southbound Kelly Drive, and southbound Kelly Drive from Fairmount Avenue to Eakins Oval. Also on Sunday, Oct. 2, the Pulaski Day Parade will be held on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which will be closed from 16th to 23rd streets. Delays should be expected all around that area, police said.

If you want to report potholes and other roadway maintenance concerns on state roads, call 610-566-0972 in Delaware County or 484-340-3200 in Chester County, or visit and click on “submit feedback.”



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