The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) improvement of US 322 (Conchester Highway) is being done in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The project begins at the US 322 intersection with US Route 1 in Concordville (Concord Township), passes through Bethel Township and extends to a point east of the PA Route 452 (Market Street) interchange in Upper Chichester Township.
The project addresses the immediate issues of traffic congestion and safety by widening US 322 (Conchester Highway) from two-lanes to four-lanes, by separating eastbound from westbound traffic with a grass median, and by managing access with improvements to the intersections that channel traffic to and from the busy arterial.
For more Route 322 Improvement Project information
(and to sign up for email alerts about the US 322 project),
visit the PennDOT project website at:
PennDOT began construction March 20, 2017 on the first-of-two mainline projects to widen and reconstruct a 6.7-mile section of U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) from U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) to just east of Route 452 (Market Street) in Concord, Bethel and Upper Chichester townships, Delaware County.
U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction during peak travel times. Periodic flagger-controlled lane restrictions may occur Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM, for various operations as construction advances along the corridor.
Work on the first mainline section (Section 101) of U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) is scheduled to be completed in fall 2020.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
Engineering design is advancing for the widening and reconstruction of the eastern section (Section 102) of the highway from Featherbed Lane/Mattson Road to just east of Route 452 (Market Street). Construction on this section is expected to start in late 2020.
An additional contract to replace the U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) bridge over the CSX railroad and Bethel Road as well as improvements to the adjacent Bethel Road Interchange is under design and not yet scheduled for construction.
In 2004, a Route 322 PennDOT Project Advisory Committee (PAC) was established and began meeting. The Committee, comprised of municipal and elected officials, ensured that proposed highway improvements addressed public concerns regarding U.S. Route 322 / Conchester Highway and remained consistent with the region’s transportation needs.
The Committee facilitated the exchange of information, opinions and local community interests to PennDOT and their final design project team.
Concord Township Members:
- Dominic A. Pileggi, Board of Supervisors
- Sarita Trivedi, Planning Commission
- Robert Little, Resident
- John Heyburn, Resident
- James Racz, Resident
- Frank A. Lamanna, Resident
- Michael T. Kirlin, Planning Commission
State Route 322 Improvement Project - Public Meeting Recap
On December 14, 2016, Senator Tom Killion and Representative Steve Barrar hosted a meeting to enable PennDOT officials to share information about upcoming construction on Route 322, sections 101 and 102. Residents had the opportunity to learn more about the construction project and ask questions. Project Construction maps are available for viewing at both Barrar’s office, One Beaver Valley Road in Chadds Ford and Killion’s office, 100 Evergreen Drive, Suite 113, in Glen Mills.
To see the PowerPoint presentation that was delivered at the meeting, Click Here.
For more project information, visit the project website:
Residents who have questions are asked to call PennDOT District 6, Steve Barrar’s district office or Tom Killion's office:
PennDOT District 6-0
7000 Geerdes Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA 19406
PA State Representative Steve Barrar
One Beaver Valley Road
(at the intersection of Route 202 and Naamans Creek Road)
Chadds Ford, PA 19317-9012
PA Senator Tom Killion
4110 Edgmont Avenue
Brookhaven, PA 19015