322 Conchester Highway

Conchester Highway

Project Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are E-ZPass Tag Readers and Blue Tooth Tag Readers being installed on U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway)?

E-ZPass Tag Readers, like the Blue Tooth Tag Readers that will be installed on the U.S. 322 Project, are used to count traffic on non-tolled highways as an aid in the calculation of travel times that are posted to electronic signs (DMS) that also are being installed. The installations are part of PennDOT's Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) initiatives for the region's highways. You can read more about ITS here.

Will I be able to access businesses and residences during construction?

Access to residences and businesses along U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) and any of the intersections where construction takes place will be provided at all times during construction.

Will my property or business along U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) or otherwise withing the project area be impacted during this construction?

If your home or business lies in the path of construction, you likely already have been contacted by PennDOT or one of its authorized representatives. Whatever the case, owners are always fairly compensated by the Commonwealth for property that is needed for infrastructure improvements. 

Will there be nighttime construction on this project?

PennDOT's contractor on this project is free to work at any time, though lane restrictions for construction are restricted on U.S. 322 during peak travel times and holiday weekends. However, the majority of the work on this project is expected take place Mondays through Fridays during daylight hours, though some operations may take place at night or over weekends.

How do I report potholes or other maintenance-related problems during construction?

If you encounter potholes and other maintenance concerns at any time on Pennsylvania's roadways, simply call PennDOT's toll-free Roadway Maintenance Hotline, 800-FIX-ROAD, to report the problem and its location. We'll take it from there.

How do I report problems or issues of concern during construction?

Use the form on the Contact Us page at any time with your questions or concerns about the construction operation.  We will respond usually that same day or shortly thereafter. WHERE DO WE TELL THEM TO GO WITH EMERGENCIES.

Will sound barriers be included in the U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) Improvement project?

Sound barrier walls will be constructed at along the south (eastbound) side of U.S. 322 (Conchester Highway) for about 1,500 feet east of Station Road as part of the Section 101 project. During the ongoing final design process, the entire Section 102 corridor is being evaluated for noise mitigation, including sound barrier walls. At locations where sound mitigation is called for, PennDOT will hold special purpose meetings to present those plans and gather feedback from affected residents who will be notified by mail of the meetings.

How can we be sure to be notified about upcoming meetings?

The time and location for each open house public meeting will be publicized in advance through local media and on the project website: us322conchester.com.  We’ll also share information about upcoming meetings with Bethel and Upper Chichester townships and your local state representatives. For special purpose meetings such as those to discuss sound walls, residents within the noise impact study will be notified by mail.

When will we see final plans for Section 102 improvements?

PennDOT’s engineering team will work through the end of 2017 to solidify plans for roadway and intersection improvements between Clayton Park, in Bethel Township, and Route 452 (Market Street), in Upper Chichester Township, Section 102. As these plans are being finalized, PennDOT late in 2017 or in 2018 will hold additional open-house public meetings in the community to give residents a chance to see the plans taking shape, comment on the plans, or ask questions related to anything on the plans. When Section 102 plans are finalized, we’ll update the website’s Section 102 content and graphics.