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Chester Co - Rt 29 Improvement Project

Published On: Aug 01 2012 02:07:58 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 07 2014 03:25:01 PM CDT

update March 12, 2014:

Construction crews will restart work Monday (March 17) to widen and improve Route 29 (Morehall Road) between Yellow Springs Road and Phoenixville Pike/Charlestown Road in East Whiteland and Charlestown townships, Chester County.

Under a $4.2 million improvement project, PennDOT’s contractor is widening Route 29 (Morehall Road) to provide an additional northbound and southbound travel lane to enhance traffic flow and reduce congestion. This stretch of Route 29 carries 15,000 vehicles day.

The improvements being made on Route 29 (Morehall Road) also include five-foot wide shoulders; intersection upgrades and new signals at Yellow Springs Road/Warner Lane, Whitehorse Road and Charlestown Road/Phoenixville Pike; and storm water management facilities. 

PennDOT’s contractor also is widening Charlestown Road from Phoenixville Pike to just south of the Charlestown Elementary School to provide an additional through lane in each direction and shoulders; widening Phoenixville Pike east of Charlestown Road to provide an additional westbound left turn lane; widening Phoenixville Pike west of Charlestown Road to provide a gore area opposite the dual left turn lanes; and widening Yellow Springs Road to add an exclusive right turn lane.

From mid-March through late June, motorists may face lane closures and slowdowns on the following roads weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for road construction and drainage installation:
·    Route 29 (Morehall Road) between Yellow Springs Road and Phoenixville Pike;
·    Phoenixville Pike/State Road between Route 29 (Morehall Road) and Dickson Drive;
·    Charlestown Road between Phoenixville Pike and Hollow Road; and
·    Yellow Springs Road between Route 29 (Morehall Road) and Elbrooke Lane.

The Route 29 improvement project is scheduled to finish in the late summer or early fall. Allan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $4,237,948 contract.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that preliminary work will start Tuesday (July 31) on the $4.2 million project to improve travel on Route 29 (Morehall Road) in Charlestown and East Whiteland townships, Chester County.

PennDOT will widen Route 29 (Morehall Road) to provide an additional northbound and southbound through lane between Yellow Springs Road and Phoenixville Pike/Charlestown Road to enhance traffic flow and reduce congestion. This part of Route 29 carries 15,000 vehicles day.

The improvements on Route 29 (Morehall Road) also will include five-foot wide shoulders; intersection upgrades and new signals at Yellow Springs Road/Warner Lane, Whitehorse Road and Charlestown Road/Phoenixville Pike; and storm water management facilities.

PennDOT’s contractor also will widen Charlestown Road from Phoenixville Pike to just south of the Charlestown Elementary School to provide an additional through lane in each direction and shoulders; widen Phoenixville Pike east of Charlestown Road to provide an additional westbound left turn lane; widen Phoenixville Pike west of Charlestown Road to provide a gore area opposite the dual left turn lanes; and widen Yellow Springs Road to add an exclusive right turn lane.

Construction is scheduled to finish by June 2014.

Initially, crews will clear brush and vegetation from alongside Route 29 (Morehall Road) and install filter bags inside drainage inlets.

Motorists traveling through the Route 29 (Morehall Road) construction area will face intermittent lane closures and possible slowdowns weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Allan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the $4,237,948 contract. Construction is financed with state funds plus monies provided by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and LV Associates. The Trammell Crow Company funded the project’s engineering design phase.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly.