The intersections within this interchange are included in a larger project (MPMS# 14581, SR 0001 Section 200) which will reconstruct U.S. 1 (the Kennett-Oxford Bypass) from PA 896 (Newark Road) to PA 41 (Gap Newport Pike) within Upper Oxford, Penn, and London Grove Townships, Chester County. The purpose of improving these intersections is to provide intersection control and lane configurations which will lead to improved safety and acceptable traffic operations in the opening and future years. The preferred alternative consists of hybrid roundabouts at the intersections of PA 41 and the ramps to U.S. 1. The roundabouts will provide safety improvements to both intersections and will accommodate the predicted traffic volumes for the future.
The proposed interchange improvements at this location also involve the reconstruction and overlay of PA 41 for approximately 1,900 feet and the replacement of the PA 41 bridge over U.S. 1 to provide adequate vertical clearance for vehicles on U.S. 1. The ramps at this interchange will also be lengthened to provide the required acceleration and deceleration lanes for entering and exiting vehicles to and from U.S. 1.
The project’s preliminary design phase is underway and is anticipated to be completed in the fall of 2023. It is anticipated that a public open house will be held in the summer of 2023 as part of the preliminary design phase. Final design activities (including public outreach, right-of-way acquisitions, utility coordination, and environmental permitting) will follow. Upon completion of right-of-way acquisitions and environmental permitting approval from the appropriate agencies, the construction is anticipated to commence.