US 1 (Baltimore Pike) motorists will encounter lane closures next week for various construction activities as part of a project to repair and resurface about six miles of the freeway in Chadds Townships Ford and Concord, Delaware County and Pennsbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.
Work locations and times are Sunday, June 12 through Thursday, June 16, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The following morning, a one-lane closure is expected on US 1 (Baltimore Pike) in both directions between Chadds Ford School Drive/Fairville Road and US 202 (Wilmington Pike) for paving and sealing operations; and from Tuesday, June 14 through Friday, June 17, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the following morning, a one-lane closure is scheduled on US 1 (Baltimore Pike) in both directions between US 202 (Wilmington Pike) and US 322 (Conchester Highway) for sawing.
Additionally, a section of Thornton Road between Cheney Road and US 1 (Baltimore Pike) is scheduled to close beginning Monday, June 13 for roadway construction at the intersection. The closure will be in place 24/7 until Friday, July 22.
During the shutdown, southbound motorists on US 1 (Baltimore Pike) will be allowed to turn right at Thornton Road, while northbound motorists on US 1 (Baltimore Pike) will be asked to turn right. turn to Cheyney Road and use US 1 southbound (Baltimore Pike) to turn right onto Thornton Road. No left turns will be allowed on Thornton Road from US 1 (Baltimore Pike).
Northbound motorists from Thornton Road will be directed to use Concord Road and US 1 (Baltimore Pike), while southbound motorists from Thornton Road will still have access to southbound US 1 (Baltimore Pike). Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling close to the work area as setbacks and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
As part of this US 1 (Baltimore Pike) improvement project, the PennDOT contractor will mill, cap and rehabilitate the existing roadway; Perform concrete patching and repair of concrete base as required; build a new concrete median; install new pavement markings, sound strips, delineators and signs; and leveling guide rails and curb ramps.
Allan Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor for the $13.7 million project, which is 80% federally funded and 20% state funded.