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,...

State Police continue to investigate Rt. 926 fatal crash

EAST MARLBOROUGH — State Police continue to investigate an accident that killed a Kennett man on Rt. 926, just after midnight Sunday. Police said that Arthur Joseff Teitsort-Birog, 24, was riding his bicycle east bound on Rt. 926 near Schoolhouse Lane when the accident occurred. A Pocopson man, Alan Michael Medina Barajas, 21, was driving a 2004 Jeep Liberty eastbound on the roadway at the same...

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...

Driver reportedly slumped over wheel attracts notice

Police say Newtown Square man was under influence A driver slumped over his steering wheel on Rt. 926 led to a police dispatch – and a subsequent drunken-driving arrest – on Sunday, Jan. 5, at 6:38 a.m., Westtown-East Goshen Township Regional Police said. Officers responded to the intersection of Rt. 926 and Bridlewood Boulevard in Thornbury Township for a driver slumped over the steering...

PennDOT lists area road projects

Work will require lane closures, restrictions that could cause traffic delays The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) wants residents to be aware of possible traffic delays as a result of area road projects this week. Raised pavement marker installation will require lane closures on Lenape Road in East Marlborough and Pennsbury Townships from Monday through Friday. Work will be...

Ignoring ‘road-closed’ sign will hit drivers in wallet

Drivers who are caught ignoring road-closing signs will get points and fines, and if they require rescue crews, those costs will be assessed as well. New law mandates points, fines and rescue costs for offending motorists Ignoring a “road-closed” sign – a frequent occurrence around the flood-prone Brandywine – became potentially more costly today, state officials said. The Pennsylvania...

PennDOT warns of possible traffic trouble spots next week

Roadwork planned for several major area highways, including Rt. 52 and U.S. 1 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced the following road projects in the area, which may cause traffic delays Monday through Friday next week: U.S. 1 in Kennett Township: lanes closures between Greenwood and Parkerville Roads from 7 p.m. t0 5 a.m. for paving. Rt. 52 in Kennett Township: lane closures...

Local officials seek answers from PennDOT on 926 bridge

New bridge replacement plans won’t address flooding problems By Mike McGann, Editor, UnionvilleTimes.com The Rt. 926 bridge over the Brandywine has been slated fro replacement since at least 2001, but now local officials are frustrated that a new state plan won't address the flooding problems at the site. You may have heard of the “bridge to nowhere” but some local officials are...