WEST CHESTER (August 25) – Construction is set to begin next week on a PennDOT project to repair deteriorated pavement on two state highways in southern Chester County, state Senator Andy Dinniman said today.

Crews will begin working in September to resurface more than ten 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 about four weeks.

street-692157_1280In addition, 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 in the spring of 2016 and be completed by next June.

These two projects were part of a more than $5.2 million contract awarded to Allan Myers, LP of Worcester, and 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 in 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,