WEST CHESTER (March 29) – Construction is underway on a PennDOT project to repair deteriorated pavement on two state highways in southern Chester County, state Senator Andy Dinniman said.

Crews began work today to resurface nearly six miles of U.S. 1 between Hopewell Road and Route 896 (Newark Road) in East Nottingham, Lower Oxford, Upper Oxford and Oxford. The project is expected to be completed in late April.

The existing deteriorated riding surface will be milled and a new asphalt pavement installed on the four-lane expressway to provide smoother travel.

highway-216090_1280 (2)Crews will work today through Saturday, April 2, from 7 a.m. to 5 a.m., to mill the left lane on northbound U.S. 1 between Hopewell Road and Route 10. Then over the next four weeks, the crews will work Mondays through Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. to repave the highway. In addition, the ramps at the U.S. 1 interchanges at Route 472 and Route 10 will be replaced.

Next, crews are scheduled to resurface just over seven miles of Route 10 (Limestone Road/Church Street/Octorara Trail) between Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) and U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) in West Fallowfield, Highland, Sadsbury and Parkesburg. That project is slated to begin May and be completed June.

These two projects were part of a more than $5.2 million contract awarded to Allan Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County, to improve conditions on 21 total miles of state highways in Chester County. It also included the milling and repaving of three miles of Waterloo Avenue between Sugartown Road and U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) in Easttown. The work on that project was completed last July.

“Daily wear and tear, and severe weather can take a significant toll on our roadways and, in turn, our vehicles,” Dinniman said. “These resurfacing projects can go a long way in improving our roads and highways while making for a smoother and safer ride for motorists and commuters.”

Funding for the project comes through Act 89 of 2013, Pennsylvania’s Comprehensive Transportation Funding Plan.