WEST CHESTER (February 27, 2019) – PennDOT will work to restore three wetland mitigation sites in West Whiteland, state Senator Andy Dinniman said today.

“These projects are an important part of our ongoing efforts to prevent flooding and prevent our streams and waterways from the impacts associated with runoff and erosion,” Dinniman, who serves on the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, said.

The sites, which were constructed as part of previous roadway projects, will be repaired and reconstructed to help mitigate the risk of future flooding and ensure compliance with environmental permits issued at the time of the original projects.

They are as follows:

  • A wetland mitigation site located north of the U.S. 30 bypass and south of the Chester Valley Trail, behind the Walmart at the Main Street at Exton Shopping Center.
  • Two wetland mitigation sites located north of Business U.S. 30 and north of the Chester Valley Trail between Ship Road and the Exton Park playing fields.

Road-Con, Inc, of West Chester, is the contractor for the work, which also includes the reconstruction and repair of two other wetland mitigation and planting sites and 11 additional stormwater management sites in Bucks and Montgomery counties.

The entire $1.3 million project is slated to begin this spring and finish next spring.

During that time, a temporary closure of the Chester Valley Trail will be coordinated with both West Whiteland Township and Chester County.