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Welcome to PA – Welcome to Delaware County! **** PA’s New Welcome Center Now Open ****

July 1, 2011

Pennsylvania’s new Welcome Center located along I-95 on Pennsylvania’s border with Delaware is now open.

Welcome to Pennsylvania

After over a year of construction, Pennsylvania’s newest Welcome Center is now open!

New PA Welcome Center on I-95With the tourist season now in full bloom, Pennsylvania now joins Delaware with a brand new Welcome Center facility on I-95. Located on the border with Delaware in lower Delaware County PA, this offers an excellent stop for visitors traveling into Philadelphia or throughout the state.

Welcome Centers have evolved from simple rest areas with a few amenities to complete facilities offering information on multiple opportunities throughout the state. Interior PA Visitor Center on I-95They even include all those state travel guides and brochures that you just can’t seem to find anywhere else.

With fourteen Welcome Centers located on most of the major interstate highway entry points, Pennsylvania is well covered by visitor facilities throughout the state. Each center showcases both the local area and events and opportunities throughout the state including information on local products, events, and accommodations.

Picnic Facilities PA Visitors Center I-95The new I-95 Delaware County Welcome Center contains restrooms, tourist information, vending machines, and picnic facilities in an expanded 8500 square foot facility. This replaces two older existing structures dating to 1971 with less than half the space.

Whether you are traveling from out of state or are a nearby resident looking for additional information on the local area and events, be sure to stop by, take a look, and enjoy the new facilities!

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc
Devon PA/Wilmington DE
Direct:610-618-0808 – Office:610-225-7400
www.DelawarePAHomes.com 

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DelDOT Route 141 & I-95 Interchange Virtual Public Workshop

July 7, 2010

Ever question why this road construction is happening now and what are the future plans?  The Delaware Department of Transportation’s website just may have the answer.

Right now, the Delaware Department of Transportation is holding a Virtual Public Workshop on the proposed Route 141 and I-95 Interchange Improvements.  Currently, DelDOT is working on proposals for the interchange as it plans for expected traffic through 2030.  Some intersections are already failing with most failing by 2030.  With the proposed changes most of these intersections can be brought back to an acceptable rating.  The study includes a complete Crash Analysis for the intersections throughout the area.

This is an interactive presentation that can be launched from their SR141 & I95 Project Homepage as either a Silverlight or Media Player presentation.  Comments on the project can be entered from the same page.  The presentation details their preferred proposal but all options are presented.  The feedback deadline is July 16.

Other projects can also be found on DelDOT’s project homepage which includes many presentations on both past and ongoing transportation issues.  This includes other projects along the Route 141 corridor and such items as links on the new I-95 Delaware Welcome Center.

Transportation projects can have a major impact of both the livability and desirability of any community throughout the state.  It is important to stay aware and involved in the projects around you.  DelDOT wants and welcomes your input.

Next time you are wondering about a new road project, the answers may already be at your fingertips.

David Henke
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc – Newtown Square,PA/Bear, DE
Office: 302-834-3431/Cell: 610-618-0808
www.DelawarePAHomes.com

It’s The Season – Delco Cruisers Take Media

July 12, 2009

Cadillac Hood Ornament Delco Cruisers Media PAWell, it’s that time of year again where the living is easy, the cars are ready to roll, and it’s time to get out and cruise….

The local Media PA businesses and the Delco Cruisers held their annual Downtown Media Car Show and Antiques Day in Media this Sunday.  Six blocks of the downtown area were roped off for the car show and adjacent antique show with many of the local vendors setting up retail booths with food and music.Delco Cruisers Delaware County PA July 2009

Their next large planned event is the Delco Cruisers’ 3rd Annual Mega Car Show to support Riddle Memorial Hospital and its patient assistance programs.  The show will be held on the hospital grounds at 1068 West Baltimore Pike in Media PA on Saturday July 25th from 10-3 (Rain Date is Sunday July 26)  Registration opens at 8:00 am and trophies will be rewarded for the “Top 25” Cars of People’s Choice Judging.

Delco Cruisers & Antiques Day Media PA July 2009

The Delco Cruisers are a fairly new club in the area having just been formed in 2007 to satisfy “the need for a “cruiser” car club in Delaware County”.  They are an all inclusive family oriented car club without restriction to year or make of vehicle.  They are also working to build strong relationships with other area car clubs and and seek to work with local charitable organizations to support their causes.

Delco Cruisers Media PA July 2009

Be sure to save the date to see hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, custom, and muscle cars and help the DELCO Cruisers support the programs at Riddle Memorial Hospital on the 25th.  Another great local event.