Route 100 Ramp Reopens After Bridge Repair, Easing Traffic in West Goshen Township

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

WEST GOSHEN TOWNSHIP, PA — Local commuters can breathe a sigh of relief as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the reopening of the ramp from Route 100 to eastbound U.S. 322, also known as the West Chester Bypass. The ramp, located in West Goshen Township, Chester County, had been closed for repairs following a vehicle collision with the Route 100 bridge.

The incident, which occurred on the morning of December 21, involved a large vehicle hitting the bridge, leading to its temporary closure. While both highways were reopened the day after the accident, the ramp remained closed until Friday evening to allow for necessary repair work.

PennDOT’s contractor worked diligently to repair the structure and clear the debris that had fallen onto U.S. 322 from the bridge. Additionally, the temporary support towers put in place during the repair were carefully removed.

While the reopening of the ramp is certainly good news for motorists, they should be aware that a traffic shift will remain on Route 100 over the expressway. Drivers are advised to remain cautious and observant as they adjust to this change.

The Route 100 bridge over U.S. 322 is a crucial artery in the local transportation network. Constructed in 1955, this single-span, steel stringer bridge spans 77 feet in length and 80 feet in width. It carries approximately 15,691 vehicles per day, making it an essential thoroughfare for residents, commuters, and commercial transport.

The bridge’s closure had caused significant disruption to the usual traffic flow, and its reopening is expected to alleviate congestion in the area. However, the remaining traffic shift on Route 100 may still cause some delays, and motorists are urged to plan their commutes accordingly.

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