FINALLY: Rt. 52 roundabout is open

End of local traffic snares could only be temporary, though Updated, 3:22 p.m.: Adds opening of roundabout By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The Route 52 roundabout appears to be close to opening, but Pocopson Township officials have not received any formal notice from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. POCOPSON — Months later than planned — and after detours and traffic messes...

A time to go slow and take care

Rumors are just that, and no one benefits from rushing to judgment By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times This has been one of the tougher weeks in recent memory in Unionville — with questions, rumors, speculation, assumptions and just flat-out bewilderment across the community. What we know in the wake of Cuyler Walker’s sudden departure from the State Representative race Monday amounts to whole...

Rt. 52 roundabout faces delay

Six to eight weeks likely to be added to end of Sept. completion date  By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and RoadCon, the contractor building the Rt. 52 roundabout, address construction delays on the site during a recent township meeting. POCOPSON — Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation...

Lies, damn lies and PECO

On Pocopson roundabout delays, power company needs to put its money where it mouth is By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times It was a lovely later summer morning at the intersection of Rt. 52, Lenape-Unionville and Wawaset roads, Wednesday morning. A soft breeze was blowing as the sun pushed the clouds away. You could hear the Pocopson Creek running, birds singing — it was like something from a travelogue. Except,...

Did PECO failure set back roundabout project?

Power company said it was ahead of schedule, but all work on site stopped June 19 Updated: 4:45 p.m.  includes comment from PECO By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The failure of PECO to move these power lines has brought the Pocopson roundabout project to a near standstill since June 19. What had been an expected completion date of about Oct. 1 is not expected to be closer to the end of November. POCOPSON...

Denton Hollow residents mad about detour traffic

With Rt. 52 closed, narrow roadway is used to get to Rt. 926 By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times Although signs have been posted advising against suing Denton Hollow Road as a detour route for the closed Rt. 52, local residents say they’re still seeing speeding, reckless driving and excessive traffic on their roadway. POCOPSON — During Monday night’s Board of Supervisors’...

Rt. 52 to close in Pocopson, April 28

PennDOT to start final phase of roundabout construction, due to open in Sept. By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times The third and final phase of construction of the roundabout in Pocopson will close Route 52 on April 28, PennDOT announced Tuesday. The roadway — and the new roundabout — is expected to open in late September. POCOPSON — It’s about to get a lot more complicated to get around the...

Unionville-Lenape Rd. closing April 16

Phase two of Pocopson roundabout project expected to continue through fall The intersection of Route 52, Wawaset Road, and Unionville-Lenape Road prior to construction. PennDOT expects to close the entire intersection at some point this summer, as it installs a roundabout. POCOPSON — The second phase of construction of the planned roundabout will kick off on April 16, with the closing of Unionville-Lenape...

Pocopson roundabout construction now slated for Jan. 20

In phase one, Wawaset Road to be closed Construction is slated to begin on the roundabout at Route 52, Unionville-Lenape Road and Wawaset Road. The $2.15 million project is expected to be completed by Sept., 2014. POCOPSON — Delayed in part by utilities issues, construction work on the roundabout at Route 52 and Unionville-Lenape Road is expected to start Jan. 20,  Pennsylvania Department of...

Pocopson roundabout work may see delays

Colleagues offer farewell to retiring Conary By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, The Times Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors Chair Steve Conary is retiring, and was praised during his final regular meeting on the board. POCOPSON — It looks like construction of the Route 52, Lenape-Unionville and Wawaset Road roundabout will go into the 2014-15 school year, township Public Works Director Mark Knightly...