Debris Removal to Restrict Route 73 in New Hanover

NEW HANOVER TOWNSHIP PA – Crews working on behalf of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will remove debris remaining from the effects of Tropical Storm Ida beginning Tuesday (Feb. 7, 2023) in New Hanover, the agency said.

PennDOT advised drivers that lane closures will occur from Tuesday through Friday (Feb. 7-10) daily between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., on Route 73 between Middle Creek Road and North Charlotte Street in the township, for debris removal.

It also suggested they allow extra time when traveling through the work area. Backups and delays may occur, it noted. All scheduled activities depend on acceptable weather, PennDOT added.

Also part of the hurricane-related project, according to the state, are portions of Route 73 and Bethlehem Pike, both within Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County; and Foster Road, Charlestown Township; Brandywine Drive, Newlin Township; Reeds Road, East Brandywine Township; Creek Road, West Nantmeal Township; and St. Peters Road, Warwick Township, all in Chester County.

PennDOT’s contractor is performing improvements that may include asphalt repair, shoulder and embankment restoration, debris removal, drainage pipe cleaning, guide rail installation, and other activities.

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