Bids coming due to build Coatesville train station

A rendering of the planned new train station in Coatesville. COATESVILLE — As the September 16th due date quickly approaches for contract bids to build the new Coatesville Train Station, the City is poised to mark another milestone for one of its most anticipated projects. According to a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) news advisory, the selected contractor will build the project...

PennDOT to put construction of Coatesville Train Station out to bid

A rendering of the what the new Coatesville Train Station will look like. HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) advised the public and contractors that the new Coatesville Train Station is being advertised for bid beginning today. “We and the Coatesville community have worked hard on this project and we are excited that it’s moving forward,” PennDOT Secretary...

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,...

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...

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;...