After pandemic delay, Lenape Bridge reopens

Route 52 (Lenape Rd) Reopen 102853 BIRMINGHAM — After what seems like years of constant detours, delays and closures — from construction on the Rt. 52 Roundabout, the 926 Bridge and the Lenape Bridge, traffic in the Birmingham/Pocopson area finally returned to normal this week with the delayed completion of the Lenape Bridge rehabilitation. Work stopped on the project in March, due to the pandemic,...

Lenape Bridge to close for repairs, Aug. 19

The Lenape Bridge, 2015 file photo, The Times. POCOPSON — Just a couple of short years after the replacement of the Pocopson Rt. 926 Bridge over the Brandywine, PennDOT announced this week that the Lenape Bridge will close on August 19 for a nine-month rehab. The seven-span bridge was dedicated in 1912, and while noted for its aesthetics, it is also known for its narrowness — and for frequent accidents...

PennDOT shuts Rt. 82 Bridge in Kennett due to ‘serious deterioration’

The area in Kennett Township impacted by the bridge closure. Image Courtesy PennDOT. The bridge carrying Route 82 (Creek Road) over East Branch of Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township, is closed indefinitely due to serious deterioration of the beams, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. Route 82 (Creek Road) will be closed near the intersection of Old Kennett Road...

State Police, PennDOT start ‘Click it, or ticket’ push

With Memorial Day weekend and the summer travel season approaching, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), and municipal departments across Pennsylvania today announced that they will partner to participate in the national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement from May 14 through June 3, 2018. Pennsylvania law requires drivers and passengers...

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 the...

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 into...

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 (PennDOT)...

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 increasing...

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...