Route 663-Swamp Pike Intersection Opens to Traffic

NEW HANOVER PA – The intersection of Route 663 and Swamp Pike in New Hanover Township, part of which had been closed during several weeks for improvements and upgrades, was re-opened to traffic Friday (Aug. 26, 2022) by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Some detour signs for the project, which were still in place as of Friday at 9 p.m., likely will be removed soon.

When started the $2.5 million project was somewhat controversial primarily because it coincided with several other roadwork efforts nearby, and created concerns about lengthening emergency response times. Its completion “improves safety and travel” through the intersection, PennDOT said.

With the project finished, PennDOT said it:

  • Reconstructed and widened Route 663 to accommodate left turn lanes on both approaches to Swamp Pike;
  • Installed new Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps, sidewalk, and traffic signals at the intersection; and
  • Replaced and widened the existing 96-year-old culvert that carries Route 663 over Minsters Creek.

J. Anderson Construction Company Inc. of Philadelphia was the general contractor.

Map graphic provided by PennDOT, edited by The Post