Sappey applauds new road restoration project in Chester County

KENNETT SQUARE, April 3 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, issued the following response to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s announcement of work to stabilize, restore and improve flood-damaged sections of the highway in Newlin Township, Chester County.

“Our district residents utilize local roadways to travel to work, school and other areas throughout the community. As representatives of our state it is our responsibility to ensure basic travel safety,” Sappey said.  

“That is why I applaud our Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for making the necessary repairs to local roadways affected by flooding.

“With inclement weather and the number of day to day travelers that cross our roads and bridges, infrastructure repair will continue to be a vital component of keeping Pennsylvania safe.”

Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will install a retaining wall along failed slope areas; reconstruct and protect the streambank; and restore the existing pavement and guiderail along Brandywine Creek Road. Westbound and eastbound motorists will use Route 162 (Embreeville Road/Telegraph Road) and Strasburg Road to access Brandywine Creek Road. The closure will be in place through the end of construction scheduled in summer 2020.

Work will begin Monday, April 15 with the closure of Brandywine Creek Road in both directions between Green Valley Road and Powell Road.