Sappey shares PennDOT’s plan to reduce excessive traffic due to construction on Lenape Bridge

KENNETT SQUARE, Nov. 22 – State Rep. Christina Sappey, D-Chester, has shared an update regarding the excessive traffic at the Street Road and Pocopson Road intersection due to the construction occurring on Lenape Bridge, located on state Route 52.

The narrow stone bridge over the Brandywine Creek is currently closed to traffic and is being restored by the state Transportation Department. This forces drivers to use state Route 926 or Pocopson Road, as there are few other detours to go around this bridge closure, causing unusually heavy traffic.

Sappey noted that this detour causes extreme traffic jams to motorists traveling north and south on Pocopson Road, as well as state Route 926. Sappey said she has heard from constituents who have waited nearly an hour in traffic at this intersection, so she reached out to PennDOT and asked its officials to address this burden.

“According to PennDOT, an advance left turn arrow for southbound Pocopson Road will be added by the beginning of next week. This will allot time for drivers to turn left before the northbound side of Pocopson Road gets a green light,” Sappey said. “This should help alleviate the burden of waiting in long lines just in time for the holidays as busy travel days are approaching.”

PennDOT will also be monitoring other signalized intersections along the detour route to see if adjustments are needed there, as well.

Sappey added that she will keep her constituents updated on any further information she receives from PennDOT on this subject.

Questions may be directed to Sappey’s office at (484) 200-8264.