U.S. 1 Widening Project Starts Next Week in Chester County


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that preliminary construction will begin next week on a $10.4 million project to widen and improve a 1.3-mile section of U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) from the Kennett Oxford Bypass to Greenwood Road in Kennett and East Marlborough townships, Chester County.

Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will mill and overlay U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike); construct a third travel lane on certain sections of U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) in each direction and use existing shoulders and right turn lanes to create a third lane for the rest of the corridor; build sidewalks along the north side of U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) from Schoolhouse Road to the Longwood Village Shopping Center entrance; eliminate the left turn movement from Orchard Avenue onto U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike); install two new Dynamic Message Signs; and upgrade five signalized intersections within the corridor.

The purpose of this project is to improve capacity and the safe movement of vehicles through this heavily traveled section of U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) that includes commercial and residential development.

During construction, there will be periodic daytime and nighttime lane closures on U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) and at various intersections within the corridor during off-peak travel times to minimize travel impacts to motorists.

Beginning Monday, March 6, through Wednesday, May 31, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a weekday lane closure will be in place on northbound U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) between Greenwood Road and Orchard Avenue in East Marlborough Township, for PECO utility construction.

Drivers are being advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

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Allan Myers, LP, of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on this project, which is financed with 100% federal funds. Work on the entire project is expected to finish in late 2025.

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