Million-Dollar Transportation Fund Awarded to Improve Loop Road System in Delaware County

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HARRISBURG, PA — At the urging of Rep. Craig Williams (R-Delaware/Chester), PennDOT has awarded the Henderson Group, Inc. $1.08 million from the Multimodal Transportation Fund to complete work on a critical loop road system in Chadds Ford, Delaware County.

The money will be used to complete the remaining unfinished section of the loop road system surrounding the intersection of U.S. Routes 1 and 202 in Chadds Ford and Concord townships. The construction plans consist of connecting Route 1 at the traffic light across from Brandywine Drive, run past Brandywine View Antiques and Painters Crossing Condominiums, then to the roundabout at Evergreen and out Route 202 where Hillman currently connects.

“The Hillman Drive Extension is the last piece of the southwest quadrant of the loop road that circumnavigates the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Route 202 in both Chadds Ford and Concord townships. Once completed, it is estimated the delays at this intersection will be improved by nearly 50 percent” Williams said. “The elimination of left turn movement to and from Route 1 and Dickinson Drive will eliminate the accidents that frequently occur at this intersection.”

PennDOT evaluated the application and approved it based on the safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.

“This is an important investment improving the quality our roads and the lives of those who travel this intersection on a daily basis,” Williams said. “I thank PennDOT for prioritizing our community needs, and I look forward to its completion.”

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