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East Penn Railroad to Close Route 842 (Unionville Wawaset Road) for Rail Improvements in Pocopson Township


​King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that East Penn Railroad will be performing rail improvements on Route 842 (Unionville Wawaset Road) in Pocopson Township, Chester County, beginning Friday, July 12.

Motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:
  • From 6:00 PM Friday, July 12, to 12:00 PM Tuesday, July 16, Route 842 (Unionville Wawaset Road) is scheduled to be closed and detoured between Davidson Road and Route 842 (Bridge Road). During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Route 842 (Unionville Wawaset Road), Route 82 (Doe Run Road), Route 82 (Unionville Road), Route 926 (Street Road), Route 52 (Lenape Road), Creek Road, and Route 842 (Bridge Road).  
Local access will be maintained up to the work zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent. 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional X alerts.

For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Krys Johnson,​

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