East Possum Hollow Sidewalk Project
The Township will be installing a PennDOT-funded sidewalk on the train-track side of East Possum Hollow Road from Providence Road (Rte. 252) to the Wallingford Train Station. During the project, East Possum Hollow Road will be one-way. Traffic will only be able to travel eastbound from Providence Road towards the train station/Kershaw Road. Traffic on Kershaw will be forced to turn right onto East Possum Hollow Road. We know this detour will be an inconvenience, but there will be many long-term benefits to safety and accessibility.
The contractor for the project is Road-Con Inc., and they are planning to begin their work on October 11th. During this time, the one-way detour will go into effect. Traffic will only be able to proceed eastbound towards the train station. This detour will be in effect until early December. The detour will be removed during the winter months, and it may be necessary for it to be reinstalled in the spring for a month or so. The general construction plan is:
- October 11th – mid-December: sidewalk, curbing, and stormwater pipe installation. Materials and weather depending, the guiderail may be installed
- March 18th – late April: traffic signal adjustments, ADA sidewalk ramps, and guiderail (if not completed in the fall).
This is a PennDOT-funded project through their Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program, which is meant to improve access to mass transit.