The Marshallton Conservation Trust, as a result of the work of its Community Concerns Committee, announced important changes in truck traffic patterns through the village of Marshallton. These changes provide improved safety and quality of life benefits for all our residents, and others residing on our surrounding roads.
MCT had been studying the issue of traffic management through the village and meeting with groups, obtaining photos, and pushing for resolution since 2012. This effort was initiated and coordinated by former MCT Board Member Erica Young. Critical to this effort was a cross Township meeting held In March 2020, that was organized with the assistance of Rep. Christina Sappey. Representatives from West Bradford, Newlin, Pocopson, as well as PennDOT, and the Chester County Planning Commission attended. As a result of the meeting, PennDOT agreed to perform a Truck Traffic Study to determine the appropriate vehicles for our roads. They placed cameras, hired a Traffic Planning Consultant, and templated the width, turns, and geometry from RT 842 to RT 322. The result is that Northbrook will be limited to a 25-foot total vehicle length and Sugars Bridge to a 40-foot total vehicle length. Kudos to the Community Concerns Committee for successfully advocating to make changes to reduce the speed and density of traffic through the village and the surrounding community.