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Morehall Road Sinkhole Work Schedule Shifting: PennDOT

The work will now take place overnight for several days next week in East Whiteland Township, PennDOT said.

0By Max Bennett (Patch Staff) - Updated September 28, 2017 4:31 pm EAST WHITELAND
Morehall Road Sinkhole Work Schedule Shifting: PennDOT

, PA – Shortly after PennDOT announced work to address a sinkhole and pavement issues on Morehall Road/state Route 29 in East Whiteland Township, the agency said the work periods have been expanded to speed up the project.

Now, work will be done from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2 and Tuesday, Oct. 3, as well as overnight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next morning Tuesday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 6.

During the daytime and nighttime work, lane restrictions will be placed for both directions of Morehall Road between Yellow Springs and Flat roads for exploratory drilling, PennDOT said.

“The purpose of this project is to address a history of reoccurring sinkholes located along this stretch of highway, and provide a safe and efficient roadway while decreasing future maintenance costs and traffic impacts,” Governor Tom Wolf said of the project. “Our work here in Chester County is part of our continuing effort to improve transportation infrastructure in Pennsylvania.”

The project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2018, PennDOT said.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this work zone because slowdowns will occur during construction. The contractor's schedule is weather dependent.