Road Closures That Will Really You-Know-What

road closed sign, close up

Not what you want to see. But: water mains

Must be M month

Rep Greg Vitali and are letting people know of the upcoming 2013 Manoa and Marple Road closures (which will be ROYAL P’s-in-the-A’s) in Haverford Township. Manoa’s blockage starts Aug 26. Marple’s: Starts MONDAY Aug 19th.  See the copy of Mr. Vitali’s email below for even more road disruptions from Aqua PA.

Sorry, Ashurst Townies

Let me just apologize in advance to the people who live on the very pretty street of Ashurst and it’s surrounding avenues. We’re very sorry, and we’ll try to drive slowly if we must go down your way.

Edgmont, So Close Yet So Far Away

Marple Road closing will be awful. Firstly, we can’t sneak in the back way to the dog park and the CREC. Secondly, we’ll have to do that weird jiggy thing with Bryn Mawr avenue to get to West Chester Pike in Broomall. Poop. (Traffic redirection brings out the Havertownies potty mouth).

More Swearing Opportunities

Hint: If anyone drives on West Chester Pike out of the city, take Cobbs Creek parkway or Haverford Rd outbound until the mess in Upper Darby is done.

From Greg Vitali:

Aqua Pennsylvania to Restrict Traffic on Three State Roads in Delaware County for Water Main Replacements

Aqua Pennsylvania will restrict traffic on Route 3 (West Chester Pike) and State Road in Upper Darby Township, and Marple Road in Haverford Township, for water main replacements, PennDOT announced.

On Thursday, Aug. 15, westbound Route 3 (West Chester Pike) will be narrowed to a single lane between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue in Upper Darby Township from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Traffic will be controlled by flagging.

On Wednesday, Aug. 14 and Thursday, Aug. 15, there will be a shoulder closure on southbound State Road at the intersection of Park Avenue in Upper Darby Township from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic will be controlled by flagging.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 19, Marple Road will be closed between Darby Road and Darby Creek Road in Haverford Township weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The weekday closure will be in effect through the beginning of November. During construction, Marple Road through traffic will be detoured over Route 320 (Sproul Road) and Darby Road.

Local access will be maintained on all three construction zones. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the impacted areas.

The construction schedules are contingent on the weather.

Aqua Pennsylvania will complete the work under PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permits.

For more information, visit or call 610-205-6700.

Greg Vitali
State Representative
166th Legislative District

Photo credit: Nate Grigg on Flickr