Maneuvering around Marshallton

Route 162, also known as Strasburg Road, will close for two months of reconstruction between Sugars Bridge and Lucky Hill roads in West Bradford Township for two months, starting June 1, PennDot said. Detours will be posted.

It's a detour routine that residents know well since part of the same stretch of 162 was closed for 14 months for bridge work. West Bradford Township manager Tommy Ryan said it was unfortunate that the streetscape work could not be done at the same time. However, the projects are unrelated and operated with different timetables. The results will be worth it, he said.

"It will completely transform Marshallton," said Ryan, who oversaw similar projects in Hatboro and Towamencin. "You can't appreciate the impact until it's done; folks will be amazed." 

 Crews will rebuild 350 feet of Route 162 as part of the township’s project to install streetscape amenities between Northbrook Road and Lucky Hill Road. The plan includes: adding sidewalks on both sides of Route 162; installing traffic-calming medians and curb extensions; providing pedestrian crosswalks and on-street parking; and resurfacing the roadway.

Once the road reconstruction work is completed in August, the contractor will perform the remaining work with daytime lane closures until the project's completion, which is expected in November. 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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