Chadds Ford to maintain traffic lights

Chadds Ford Township took another step to move the loop road project forward. During a brief meeting on Jan. 3, supervisors passed two resolutions that let PennDOT know the township will continue to maintain the traffic signals at both ends of the Hillman Drive extension.

According to township engineer Mike Schneider, there is no increase in cost for the maintenance, but PennDOT needs reassurance in writing that the township would continue to maintain the lights after they’re modified to accommodate the changes to come at Hillman’s intersections with Routes 1 and 202.

Those changes include restriping the intersection on Hillman at 202 so that there will be three lanes heading east onto Route 202. That change will allow for a dedicated right turn lane onto southbound 202. The timing of the light at that intersection will also change so traffic will flow better with less stacking.

Similarly, the intersection of Hillman and Route 1 will also be three lanes out and line up across from Brandywine Drive.

The Hillman Drive extension, when built this year, will complete the loop road system around the intersection of 1 and 202. It cuts through the Chadds Ford Business Campus, owned by The Henderson Group. Henderson is paying for the project with no tax money involved.

Supervisors also rescheduled the Volunteer Appreciation and Open House to Friday, Jan.26, from 6-8 p.m. The night was originally scheduled for Dec. 15 but postponed because of snowy weather.

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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