Chester County Briefly – August 15th

PENNDOT Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards speaks at the official ribbon cutting.--photo via Daily Local News / Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association.

On Friday, the long awaited expansion of Route 202 from four to six lanes from King of Prussia south through eastern Chester County officially opened. “We are thrilled to deliver this new six-lane expressway to the more than 70,000 motorists who drive along this part of U.S. 202 each day,” said Leslie S. Richards, PennDOT’s Secretary of Transportation.

Officials from the Phoenixville Area School District along with the Schuylkill Historical Commission are looking at ways to preserve a pre-Revolutionary War barn located on land purchased from the former Meadow Brook Golf Club. “We lose so many of these historic structures,“ said Diane Cram of the Commission. “We’re just hoping we can buy some time for this structure.”

The Farm at Doe Run in Coatesville has won joint second place for best in show at the annual meeting of the American Cheese Society for its St. Malachi Reserve cheese. The Alpine style cheese was praised by the judges for its deep, almost caramel like flavor.

PennDOT announced that the Route 23 bridge over French Creek in Phoenixville and East Pikeland reopened on Thursday, much to the relief of commuters. The $450,000 project to rehabilitate the bridge by replacing a portion of the deck and some of its beams meant the bridge had been closed since August 5th.

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