Route 100 to get a makeover in Chesco
Construction starts Sunday night on a $17.4 million project to widen and improve a stretch of Route 100 in Uwchlan and West Whiteland townships that carries between 33,000 and 38,000 vehicles per day.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will expand 2.5 miles of the state road from two lanes to three lanes northbound from Shoen Road to south of Uwchlan Avenue and southbound from south of Uwchlan Avenue to Swedesford Road.
During the first few weeks of construction, traffic near this portion of Route 100 will be restricted to one lane in each direction Sundays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
PennDot plans to finish the widening project in February 2016.
The project also includes replacing five jug handles with turn lanes, installing new traffic signals at intersections, replacing a metal median divider with a concrete barrier, and better managing storm-water runoff. Crews will also build a sound wall along southbound Route 100 between Rutgers Drive and Worthington Drive, install sidewalks, build a truck weigh station, and build a retaining wall on Gordon Drive. - Michaelle Bond