Intermittent lane and shoulder closures are scheduled weekdays at various locations on several state highways in Chester County, including U.S. 30 (Coatesville-Downingtown Bypass) and Business U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) in Chester County, through Friday, June 21, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for geotechnical operations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.
The work is part of a project to install Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) improvements along these state highways to improve traffic operations in advance of the U.S. 30 reconstruction and improvements project that is expected to begin sometime in the mid-2020s.
Work will take place at the following locations:
- Eastbound and westbound U.S. 30 between Swan Road and the Route 82 (Manor Road) Interchange in West Sadsbury, Sadsbury and Valley townships and City of Coatesville;
Eastbound Business U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) between Airport Road and Washington Avenue in Sadsbury and Valley townships;
- Eastbound Business U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) between Barley Sheaf Road and South Bailey Road in Downingtown Borough;
- Westbound Business U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) between Quarry Road and U.S. 202 in East Caln and West Whiteland townships.
- Route 82 (Manor Road) between U.S. 30 and Business U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) in Valley Township and City of Coatesville;
First Avenue/Route 82 (Manor Road) between U.S. 30 and
- Route 340 (Kings Highway) in West Caln and Valley townships and City of Coatesville; and
- Norwood Road between Wallace Avenue and U.S. 30 in Caln Township and Downingtown Borough.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent and subject to change.
ITS improvements to be installed include variable message signs, traffic cameras and travel time readers which will aid the department in monitoring the flow of traffic, mitigating congestion, and handling emergency response during future construction operations. The new ITS devices will be connected into PennDOT’s fiber-optic communications system and will be managed from the department’s Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC), located in the District 6-0 office in King of Prussia.
The entire project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2021.
Bruce & Merrilees Electric Company, of New Castle, PA, is the general contractor on the $5,892,298 project which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
Chester County motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.
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