​​                                                                PROJECT UPDATE


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 6 is advancing three transportation improvement projects on State Route 41 (PA 41) in Londonderry and London Grove townships, Chester County. We thank you for your interest in these projects.

PA 41 Chatham Gateways

This project involved the construction of gateways on PA 41 at both approaches to the Village of Chatham to provide a visual cue to the motorists that reinforces that they are entering the village and to reduce speeds.  This early action project was completed in advance of the PA 41/PA 841 intersection improvement project and is intended to be a component of the ultimate solution. Construction of the gateways was completed in the summer of 2018.

 


PA 41/841 Open House Plans Display Held June 11, 2019

An open house plans display was held on June 11, 2019 at the Stillwaters Presbyterian Church with members of PennDOT’s project design team available to review plans, answer questions, take comments, and address concerns relating to the project. The public meeting resource documents are also listed on the right side of this page, as an alternative means to view the materials.

The project team is currently compiling public comments received at the meeting and will use this feedback to help narrow down the number of alternatives to move forward into the next stage of the design process. When complete, a summary of comments received will be posted on this website.

PA 41/PA 841 Intersection

PennDOT plans to improve the intersection of PA 41 and PA 841 in the Village of Chatham to address safety and traffic operations. The project team has finalized the preliminary planning report that summarizes the need for the project and describes alternatives that were developed to meet the project need.

The final preliminary planning report was developed based on recent studies, plus public input gained from project workshops and from comments received on the draft report. The final report provides a list of alternatives to be carried forward into detailed studies, which will refine the alternatives to minimize environmental impacts and address public comment. The alternatives PennDOT recommended for further study include: Alternatives 5A, 5B, 6, 9, and 10.

Hard copies of the report are available for viewing at London Grove Township, and it also can be downloaded using the links on this page. While these reports are considered final, we invite citizens to comment on them and on each alternative that is recommended for further study. We will then address these comments as we work through the detailed study phase of the project.

Some of the design development activities completed since the planning study include gathering more detailed project mapping/land surveys, obtaining public right-of-ways, documenting existing public utilities, and determining property ownership. In addition, coordination was initiated with state and federal resource agencies (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission) as well as the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission.

Due to the complexity of the engineering solutions and environmental features involved with the project, it may take several years to complete the design process and move forward with construction of the preferred alternative. PennDOT will continue to coordinate with London Grove Township and local and interested citizens to share information and to gather additional input.


 


PA 41/PA 926 Intersection

PennDOT is working to address the safety and traffic operations at the PA 41 intersection with PA 926 in the Londonderry Township. The project team has finalized the preliminary alternatives analysis report that summarizes the project needs and provides information on several alternatives that were developed to meet those needs.

This final preliminary report was developed based on recent studies, plus public input gained from project workshops and from comments received on the draft report. The final preliminary report provides a list of alternatives to be carried forward into detailed studies, which fine-tuned these alternatives to minimize environmental impacts and address public comment. Hard copies of the report are available for viewing at Londonderry Township and can be viewed using the links on the right.

Since the public meeting on June 12, 2017, PennDOT’s project team has met with local officials and state and federal resource agencies to discuss a recommended preferred alternative. The design team is moving forward with Alternative 3 as the preferred alternative and is now developing conceptual plans for the acquisition of property, coordinating with impacted utilities, and preparing the environmental permits. The earliest timeframe for construction to occur is 2020. A drawing of Alternative 3 and the other preliminary alternatives can be viewed using the links to the right.

 


PennDOT continues to listen to public comments concerning these transportation improvement projects along PA 41. Please direct additional comments or questions to Steve Fellin, PennDOT project manager, or Robert Leonard, Erdman Anthony project manager.

 

Steve Fellin                                                               Robert Leonard
PennDOT Engineering District 6-0                             Erdman Anthony
7000 Geerdes Blvd.                                                    100 Sterling Parkway, Suite 212
King of Prussia, PA 19406                                          Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

sfellin@pa.gov                                                            LeonardRJ@erdmananthony.com

610-205-6821                                                             717-766-1741


Alternatives

PA 41/PA 926 Preliminary Alternatives

PA 41/PA 841 Preliminary Alternatives