Major Construction Completed on U.S. 202 and Route 491 Intersection, Promises Improved Mobility and Reduced Congestion

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CONCORD TWP, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the completion of major construction on a significant intersection in Concord Township, Delaware County. The nearly $1 million project is anticipated to enhance mobility and alleviate congestion for motorists and emergency services at the U.S. 202 (Wilmington/West Chester Pike) and Route 491 (Naamans Creek Road)/Beaver Valley Road Intersection.

The project’s primary focus was on the installation of a second left turn lane on southbound U.S. Route 202 at the intersection. This additional lane is expected to facilitate smoother traffic flow and reduce backups often seen at this junction. To accommodate the increased volume of vehicles from the new left turn lane, an extra receiving lane was also added on Route 491. Meanwhile, all other lanes within the intersection have remained unchanged.

But the improvements didn’t stop there. PennDOT’s contractor, Highway Materials, Inc., of Flourtown, Montgomery County, also undertook comprehensive resurfacing of the pavement within the project limits. They installed new signs and pavement markings, enhancing visibility and safety for motorists. Furthermore, they updated traffic signal heads and mast arms, ensuring that the intersection’s traffic control measures are state-of-the-art.

While the bulk of the construction has been completed, some additional work will continue for inlet repair. Motorists should be aware that future periodic lane restrictions may occur on Route 491 as needed by the contractor.

This project, financed entirely with federal funds, represents a significant investment in the infrastructure of Delaware County. The improvements to this busy intersection are expected to have a positive impact on daily commutes, emergency service response times, and overall traffic flow in the area.

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As we navigate these final stages of construction, drivers are encouraged to remain patient and attentive to any temporary lane restrictions or changes in traffic patterns.

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