News for Immediate Release


PennDOT to Open New Route 52 Alignment in Chester County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that the new alignment of Route 52 will open today (Oct. 25) between Route 926 and Route 1 in Kennett, East Marlborough, and Pennsbury townships, Chester County.

This $15.4 million project to relocate nearly a mile of Route 52 creates a roadway that meets current PennDOT design standards and will reduce congestion at Route 52’s intersections with Route 926 and Route 1.

The project also includes widening 1,400 feet of Route 926 (Street Road) and 4,000 feet of Route 1; installing traffic signals on Route 52 at Route 926 (Street Road), at the new intersection with Route 1, and at the existing intersection of Route 52 and Route 1. A bridge is also being constructed near the middle of the project to carry Route 52 over a stream and wetlands on Longwood Gardens property.

Route 926 will remain closed between Route 52 and Parkersville Road in Pennsbury Township, Chester County for the realignment of the intersection at Route 52. Traffic will continue to be detoured over Route 52, Route 1 and Parkersville Road. Route 926 is expected to reopen on Nov. 12.

Allan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $15,422,710 contract that in financed 100 percent federal funds. Construction is expected finish in September 2012.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.

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For more information, visit or call 610.205.6700.

Media contact: Charles Metzger, PennDOT Community Relations Coordinator,


Media contact: Charles Metzger, Community Relations Coordinator, 610.205.6801

Source:PennDOT Engineering District 6, King of Prussia, Pa.
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