– Rep. Craig Williams (R- Delaware/Chester) announces the approval of $910,536 in Commonwealth Finance Authority funds for the Hillman Drive Extension project in Chadds Ford Township, Delaware County.
“According to the most recent PennDOT Annual Average Daily Traffic report, this is the most heavily traveled intersection in all of Delaware County,” stated Williams. “This is a very important project for our community, and I look forward to its completion.”
The Hillman Drive Extension is the last piece of the southwest quadrant of the loop road that circumnavigates the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Route 202 in both Chadds Ford and Concord townships. The construction plans consist of connecting Route 1 at the traffic light across from Brandywine Drive, run past Brandywine View Antiques and Painters Crossing Condominiums, then to the roundabout at Evergreen and out Route 202 where Hillman currently connects.
A 2011 report by Urban Engineers for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, concluded that the completion of the Hillman Drive Extension would create an improvement in delays at the U.S. Route 1 and Route 202 intersection by up to 50%. Additionally, the elimination of left turn movement to and from Route 1 and Dickinson Drive will eliminate the accidents that frequently occur at that intersection.