Updated ‘Move Over’ law goes into effect today

Pennsylvania’s updated law requiring motorists to move over when an emergency or broken down vehicle is on the side of the road takes effect today — and with fines starting at $500 for the first violation, it is something drivers will want to pay a lot of attention to. The new law requires motorists to either move over — or if unable to do so, slow down to 20 miles an hour below the...

Rt. 841 bridge reopens in W. Marlborough

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has reopened the bridge carrying Route 841 (Chatham Road) Bridge over Doe Run in West Marlborough Township, Chester County, following the completion of a bridge rehabilitation project. PennDOT’s contractor rehabilitated the structure with repairs that included encasing the beam ends and sections of the open steel grid deck in reinforced concrete. Built...

Patton student wins PennDOT District 6 2020 Middle School Safety Drawing Contest

The Philadelphia Region of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Middle School Safety Drawing Contest which promotes transportation safety and fosters appreciation for school art programs and student creativity. The winner is Lorya Xu from Charles F. Patton Middle School in Kennett Square, Chester County. Lorya is named PennDOT’s District...

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,...

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...

Corbin announces work to improve Route 100

Representative Becky Corbin (R-155) today announced PennDOT will begin work to improve traffic flow and safety on State Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) in Chester County next week. The $5.6 million project will encompass 6.3 miles between Garrison Drive and State Route 23 (Ridge Road). It will include resurfacing to increase friction and reduce hydroplaning; constructing two shoulder-widening pull-offs;...

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 that...

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 52...

Westtown Road to close for bridge repair

Westtown School is schedule to close Westtown Road between Oak Lane and Westtown Way in Westtown Township, Chester County, on Monday, June 13, through late July, for bridge replacement, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced. During construction, Westtown Road through traffic will be detoured over Route 926 (Street Road) and U.S. 202. Motorists are advised to allow...

PennDOT plans road, lane closures next week

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that travel restrictions will occur next week on Route 52 (Lenape Road), U.S. 30, U.S. 1 and U.S. 202 in Chester County, for bridge repairs, median stabilization and patching operations.  The work schedule, which is weather dependent, is: