Road report for May 13 through May 17

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from May 13 through May 17. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change.

The widening of Route 1 continues. From Tuesday, May 14 through Monday, June 3, motorists should expect traffic delays because of a daytime lane closure for water main relocation on the northbound side of Route 1 between Greenwood Road and Orchard Avenue. This is part of the $10.4 million to add a third lane in both directions between Greenwood Road and the Kennett Oxford bypass.

Pulte Homes roadwork will continue on northbound Route 202 through Monday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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.

Beaver Dam Road will be closed, between Brandywine Creek Road and Beaver Valley Road in Chadds Ford Township and Smithbridge Road will be closed to thru traffic, between Ridge Road and Route 202 in Chadds Ford and Concord townships, on Tuesday, May 21 at 6 a.m. to Friday, May 24 at 6 p.m. for filming. During the closure, motorists will be detoured to Ramsey Road, Beaver Valley Road, and Ridge Road.

Construction is underway 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.

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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