Three Years of Route 202 Construction Have Reached an End

The $63 million project to add two lanes in Chester County will be completed by the end of next week.

Progress photo taken in May 2016, 3 years after the project commenced.

Progress photo taken by PennDOT in May 2016, three years after the project commenced.

Chester County drivers are in for a pleasant surprise next week. The widening of a 2.5 mile section of Route 202 in East Whiteland Township, a project that began in April of 2013, is coming to an end. 

This section of 202, between the Route 401 and U.S. 30 interchanges, has been widened from 4 lanes to 6, a project that totals $63.3 million.

“It’s the finale of a great project,” said Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) community relations coordinator Charles Metzger. “It’s an important project for Chester County, providing wider and smoother, safer travel, reducing traffic congestion, improving traffic flow along the ramps.”

Plans for the project began in the mid 1980s, according to Metzger, and it has more or less been on schedule, barring a few weather-related setbacks.

All six lanes should be open by the end of next week, weather permitting.