Skip to main content

Route 41 needs a bypass

02/26/2014 01:49PM, Published by ACL, Categories: Opinion, In Print



Letter to the Editor:

The best way to alleviate the traffic problems in Chatham is to build a bypass. Why isn't this being discussed?  There is open farmland available on each side.

Talk of traffic calming measures such as speed bumps or narrowing the roadway at each end of the village, as was proposed for Avondale during an earlier discussion of traffic problems on Route 41, are short-sighted and doomed to be ineffective. Route 41 is not a neighborhood road suitable for these modifications. It is a major truck thoroughfare between Lancaster and the Port of Wilmington. It is a fantasy, seriously proposed at meetings I attended several years ago, that traffic circles and neighborhood calming measures would make truckers avoid Route 41 in favor of an I-95-202-Pennsylvania Turnpike route.

Local Route 41 planners should recognize that Route 41 is, and will continue to be, a major truck route and rescue Chatham from the 18-wheelers and attendant traffic problems by building a bypass.

 

Marice Bezdek

former Chatham resident

Kennett Square


Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Chester County's free newsletter to catch every headline



route 41


  • The Galer Estate family invites you to join our Wine Club, a community of members who enjoy fine ...


  • Drop in on Nature

    01/26/2017
    09:30AM — 12:00PM

    Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM-12:00PM Fall session: Thursday, September 15th thru Thursday...


  • Plants with Winter Interest

    01/26/2017
    10:00AM — 01:00PM

    Winter landscape has a beauty all its own. Colorful and striking stems and bark, unique branching...


  • Pottery for Beginners ONE-DAY POTTERY: Handbuilding Ages: 16+ years Level: Beginner, Limit 8...


  • Nature Studio

    01/26/2017
    04:00PM — 05:30AM

    Thursdays from 4:00PM-5:30PM Fall session: December 1st, 8th and 15th Winter session: Starts J...


  • Broadway In the Borough

    01/26/2017
    06:00PM — 10:00PM

    Broadway in your Backyard! You don't have to drive to The City to hear professional voices and B...


  • Clutterers Anonymous

    01/26/2017
    06:00PM — 07:00PM

    Clutterers Anonymous℠ (CLA℠) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strengt...


  • Loudon Wainright III's Surviving Twin

    01/26/2017
    07:30PM — 09:30PM

    Surviving Twin Written and Performed by Loudon Wainright III Directed by Daniel Stern January ...


Chester County High School Sports