Important Update: U.S. 1 Construction Resuming in Chester County

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Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that next week, utility excavation will continue on northbound U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike). The $10.4 million project is designed to expand and enhance a 1.3-mile stretch of the highway from the Kennett Oxford Bypass to Greenwood Road in Kennett and East Marlborough townships, Chester County.

A right lane closure is due to take place between Schoolhouse Road and Bayard Road from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday, May 8 to Friday, May 12. Drivers should allow extra time when passing through the work area, as backups and delays are likely to happen. All activities are dependent on weather conditions.

PennDOT’s contractor will upgrade a section of U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) under this project. They plan to mill and overlay the road, build sidewalks along the north side, eliminate the left turn from Orchard Avenue, and install two new Dynamic Message Signs. Additionally, there will be a third travel lane on certain sections of the corridor with existing shoulders and right-turn lanes, while the remaining sections will use existing shoulders and right turn lanes as a third lane. The signalized intersections along the corridor will also be improved.

Allan Myers, LP, based in Worcester, Montgomery County, serves as the general contractor on this project that receives full financing from federal funds. The project’s completion is expected by late 2025.

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