Road report for April 1 through April 5

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from April 1 through April 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change.

Construction will begin on Monday, April 1, on a $15.2 million project to replace the South Creek Road bridge over the Brandywine between Chadds Ford and Pennsbury townships. Work is expected to continue through fall 2025. South Creek Road will be closed 1,200 feet south of Bullock Road and 1.1 miles north of Cossart Road. During the closure, motorists are directed to use U.S. 1, Route 52, Center Meeting Road, and Delaware State Route 100 (Montchanin Road). Bicyclists traveling Bike Route L will be directed to use Bullock Road, Ring Road, Ridge Road, and Delaware State roadway Smithsbridge Road.

Road construction for the Pulte Homes development on northbound Route 202 in Concord Township will continue through Friday, April 26. Periodic weekday lane closures are scheduled between Cornerstone Drive and Springhill Drive when crews are actively working. Work may also take place on Saturdays or Sundays if needed by the contractor.

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

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

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.

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.

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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