Officials celebrate opening of Rt. 926 bridge

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Various state and local officials cut the ribbon for the new Route 926 bridge. From left: State Rep. Carolyn Comitta (F-156), a local vet office mascot, Chester County Commissioner Chair Michelle Kichline, State Rep. Steve Barrar (R-160) and Unionville-Chadds Ford Superintendent of Schools John Sanville. POCOPSON — More than 100 people showed up to celebrate...

Rt. 926 bridge to reopen Friday — a week early

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Workmen put the final touches on the new Route 926 bridge over the Brandywine. The bridge and roadway are expected to reopen Friday, after a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Image courtesy TMACC. POCOPSON — There are miracles and then there are MIRACLES. The facts that the Route 926 bridge over the Brandywine is going not only reopen on time, but a week early, falls...

Lane closures on US-1, July 17-21 in Longwood

Single lane closures are scheduled on northbound U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) at Route 52 (Lenape Road) on Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for signal work related to an $8.8 million project to replace the structurally-deficient Route 926 (Street Road) bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham and Pocopson townships, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation...

Wolf announces plan to upgrade Rt. 41/Newark Rd. intersection

The Wolf Administration announced today that construction is scheduled to begin on Sunday, July 9, on a project to improve travel and safety at the intersection of Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) and Newark Road in New Garden Township, Chester County. The project is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018. “This project is a prime example of how the state is allocating funding to address the...

PennDOT: Creek Road to close June 15

Although work continues on the Rt. 926 bridge, a new final phase of work to raise Creek Road and Rt. 926 in Birmingham — may mean a couple of months of traffic headaches for southern Chester County. The good news: the work is expected to be fully complete before Labor Day. Creek Road is scheduled to close between Meetinghouse Road and Route 52 (Lenape Road) in Birmingham Township, Chester County,...

And so it begins: 926 bridge to close Feb. 13

PennDOT to start bridge replacement over Brandywine The official detour route for the bridge closing, from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. After a nearly two-decade wait, work is slated to finally begin on replacement of the Route 926 bridge over Brandywine Creek in Pocopson and Birmingham — with the bridge and nearby roadways closing on Feb. 13. The $8.6 million replacement project...

Kennett Supervisors praise Barrar on bridge project

By Eliza Mohler, Correspondent, The Kennett Times Kennett Township Supervisor Whitney Hoffman cuts the ribbon to celebrate the opening of Burnt Mill Road bridge, last Friday, as Township Manager Lisa Moore, right, looks on. Photo courtesy Kennett Township. KENNETT – Wednesday night’s brief meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors was a mix of old and new business, including...

PennDOT offering video help with roundabouts

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today launched a video to assist Pennsylvanians in navigating roundabouts. The video instructs viewers how to use both single and multi-lane roundabouts whether in a vehicle, on a bicycle or on foot. The video can be accessed by visiting the roundabout page on www.penndot.gov or by visiting the department’s YouTube channel.  “Data shows...

PennDOT announces lane closures for road work this week

Lane restrictions are planned this week on Route 52 (Lenape Road), Route 401 (Conestoga Road) and Ship Road in Chester County, for high-friction surface treatment, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said. The work schedule for next week, weather permitting, is: Monday, October 10, through Friday, October 14, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions are scheduled on Route...

East Penn RR to close Rt. 52, Lenape Bridge, July 8-11

East Penn Railroad, LLC is scheduled to close Route 52 (Lenape Road) between Creek Road and Pocopson Road  from 6 PM Friday, July 8, through 5 AM Monday, July 11, for resurfacing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced. During construction, Route 52 (Lenape Road) through traffic will be detoured over Pocopson Road, Route 926 (Street Road) and Creek Road. Heavy...