Rt. 52 Lenape Bridge slated for 3-day closure

PennDOT plans to resurface century-old bridge ahead of Rt. 926 bridge replacement The Lenape Bridge will close Wednesday for resurfacing and is expected to be reopened Friday afternoon. POCOPSON – The bridge over the Brandywine Creek is closing April 1. And no, that’s not an April Fools joke. The good news for local residents, though, is that in this case the closure will last just three...

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,...

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’...

PennDOT reveals bridge plans for Rt. 926

Residents express concern about Lenape Bridge, traffic worries  By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Rt. 926 bridge over Brandywine Creek, which could start construction as soon as Jan. 2015. In addition to the new span, the level of the adjoining roadway would be raised some nine feet to reduce flooding issues. POCOPSON — After more than two decades of plans, debate...

PennDOT: U.S. 202 scheduled for patching this week

Work will be done in Birmingham, Westtown, West Goshen Townships  The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the following area roadwork this week – weather permitting – so that motorists can anticipate potential travel delays. Drivers on U.S. 202 in both directions in Westtown, West Goshen and Birmingham Townships will experience intermittent lane closures as crews...

Police seeking public’s help to ID crash fatality

Troopers said severe burns to truck, driver hampering identification State police from the Avondale barracks are seeking the public’s help to identify the driver of an early 1990s Chevrolet S-10 pick-up, who died Sunday in a single-vehicle crash. Police said the truck was traveling south on Rt. 272, north of McCoury Road, in East Nottingham Township. Police said it moved off the south side of...

Pocopson supervisors reveal revised roundabout plans

Project could start in 2013 to make intersection of Lenape-Unionville, Wawaset and Rt. 52 safer By Kelli Siehl, Staff Writer, UnionvilleTimes.com Pocopson township officials revealed revised plans to build a roundabout at Rt. 52, Wawaset and Lenape-Unionville roads. As seen here, Rt. 52 comes in from the bottom of the diagram, enters the roundabout and then bears left, with Unionville-Lenape Road...

Taking the cake — out of the classroom?

Wellness policy may have parents pitted against each other on school treats By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTImes A less responsible media outlet might call it: Cupcakegate. Although it came up briefly during last Monday night’s Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Board of Education, it looks like the district’s Wellness policy is rapidly bubbling up to become the latest cause celebre...

Rt. 52 roundabout plan makes progress

Construction won’t start before 2014, but PennDOT signs off on new design By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com Plans to replace this dangerous intersection where Rt. 52 meets Unionville-Lenape Road and Wawaset Road with a roundabout are moving forward, although it's unlikely construction will happen before 2014. POCOPSON — It’s coming. Really. The long-discussed and proposed...