Road Report for Feb. 10 through Feb. 16

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from Feb. 10 through Feb. 16. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change.

Motorists should expect a 24/7 lane closure on Route 1 between Orchard Avenue and Greenwood Road in East Marlborough Township because of a house being moved out of the right of way. That is expected to last through April 26.

Utility construction will cause daytime lane closures on Route 1 between Greenwood Road and Orchard Avenue in East Marlborough Township from Feb. 12 through March 1.

Drilling will cause daytime lane closures on Birmingham Road at its intersection with Country Club Road in Birmingham Township from Feb. 12 through April 30.

Vegetation management will cause lane closures on various area roads through Feb. 23. Those roadways include Burnt Mill Road between Center Mill Road and Olde Kennett Pike in Kennett Township, Route 52 between E. Hillendale and Pond View roads in Pennsbury Township, and Parkerville Road between Route 1 and Raven Lane, also in Pennsbury.

Overhead utility work will cause lane closures on Burrows Run Road between Route 52 and Hillendale Road in Kennett Township through March 29.

Intersection improvements at South and Cypress streets in Kennett Square and Kennett Township, are scheduled to continue through April 30. Weekday road closures are set for South Street between Center and Broad streets in the borough, and on Cypress between Walnut Street and Cope Road in the township.

Comcast will be performing fiber optic cable installation on Baltimore Pike between Cedar Spring Road and Buena Vista Drive in New Garden Township, through Friday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. causing a weekday traffic shift with a possibility of work on Saturday.

PECO utility improvements will cause several daytime lane closures along Route 1 in Chester County. Through March 29, there will be closures in both directions between School House Road and Ladbroke Lane.

Through Friday, March 29, PECO work will force a daytime lane closure on Burrows Run Road between Route 52 and Hillendale Road in Kennett Township.

Work to replace the bridge that carries Smithbridge Road over Webb Creek in Concord Township is underway. The 96-year-old bridge has been closed since July 14, following a bridge inspection that determined structure deterioration. During construction, motorists will be directed to follow the existing detour using Bethel Road, Garnet Mine Road, Route 491, and northbound Route 202. The project is scheduled to finish in late April of 2024.

Motorists should expect lane restrictions with a detour for trucks on Route 162 at its intersection with Route 82 in Newlin Township because of bridge repair. There is currently no date for completion.

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