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Weekly Roadwork - Bucks-Montgomery-Chester

Published On: Dec 17 2011 11:33:22 AM CST
Updated On: Jul 25 2014 04:27:02 PM CDT

Information provided by PennDOT
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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission cautions motorists that an 11-mile stretch of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) will be closed southbound for six hours July 27 between the Lansdale (Exit #31) and Mid-County (Exit #20) interchanges. The closure is necessary for the protection of motorists and workers during the installation of three permanent overhead sign structures to be located at milepost A20.6, A21.1 and A22.3 in Montgomery County.

At 12:01 a.m., July 27, southbound traffic will be diverted off at the Lansdale Interchange. By 6 a.m. the detour will be lifted and the Northeastern Extension reopened to traffic.

Northbound I-476 will remain open to motorists traveling from the east/west Turnpike mainline or the Mid-County Interchange.
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Overnight pavement patching operations are scheduled July 28-31 at the U.S. Route 422/U.S. Route 202 Interchange in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, and Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.

The roadwork is part of the $4.4 million project that began last month to repair and resurface Route 202 and Route 422 where the two expressways connect. This improvement project is financed from Act 89, the state’s new transportation plan.  

The contractor’s work schedule is:

·    From 8 p.m. Sunday (July 27) to 5 a.m. Monday (July 28), a lane closure will be in effect on the eastbound Route 422 ramp to eastbound Interstate 76;

·    Monday through Thursday (July 28-31) from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., lane closures will be in place on southbound Route 202 between I-76 and Route 252 (Valley Forge Road), and eastbound Route 422 between First Avenue and Route 202; and

·    Wednesday and Thursday (July 30-31) from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., lane closures will occur on northbound Route 202 between Route 252 (Valley Forge Road) and I-76.  

If rain postpones work during the week, crews will work from 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 to 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.
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Aqua Pennsylvania will close Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) between Country Club Lane and Valley Park Road in Schuylkill Township, Chester County, beginning July 10 for resurfacing. Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) will be closed weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through July 24. During the operation, Aqua Pennsylvania will detour Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) through traffic over Country Club Lane and Valley Park Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction.
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One lane will be closed on eastbound Route 422 between the Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County and North Coventry Township, Chester County, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. beginning Monday (April 7) and lasting until late July, for the placement of new beams at the Norfolk Southern Main Line and Schuylkill River bridges. Crews will work over the next three months to place new beams at the Armand Hammer Boulevard, Norfolk Southern Main Line and the Schuylkill River bridges.
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Plumstead Township will restrict Route 413 (Durham Road) and Point Pleasant Pike in Bucks County for milling and resurfacing.                                
·    Thursday (July 10) through August 1 – Route 413 (Durham Road) will be restricted between Point Pleasant Pike and Ridgeview Drive weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and
·    Thursday (July 10) through August 1 – Point Pleasant Pike will be restricted between Route 413 (Durham Road) and Plumstead Quarry Road weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Aqua Pennsylvania will close Church Road between Bethlehem Pike and Haws Lane in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, beginning May 9 for water main installation. Crews will work weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through August 29. During construction, Church Road motorists will be detoured over Bethlehem Pike, Paper Mill Road, and Haws Lane. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. Local access will be maitained up to the construction zone.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will start construction Wednesday, July 9, on a project to resurface four miles of deteriorated pavement on U.S. Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) in Tredyffrin and Easttown townships, Chester County.

Construction crews will remove Route 30’s (Lancaster Avenue) deteriorated riding surface and repave the four-lane roadway between its intersections with Route 252 and Old Eagle School Road. The resurfacing project is scheduled to be finish in late August.

The contractor will work Sundays through Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, and on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel along this stretch of Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) as slowdowns may occur during construction.
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PECO Energy will close East Hector Street between Poplar Street and Lime Street in Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County, on weekdays beginning Monday (June 9) for gas main installation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced. The street will be closed weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the end of August.

During construction, East Hector Street through traffic will be detoured over East North Lane and Fayette Street. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
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Lane restrictions are scheduled on Main Street between Veterans Lane and Clemens Street in Doylestown Borough, Bucks County, for milling, base repair, resurfacing and curb ramp installation.

The work schedule is:

  • Monday (July 14) through August 1 – One lane will be closed on Main Street for resurfacing weeknights from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. and also paint traffic weekdays lines from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.;
  • Monday (July 14) through July 25 – One lane will be closed on Main Street for curb ramp installation from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and
  • August 4 through the end of August – One lane will be closed on Main street for curb ramp installation from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This operation to resurface and improve Main Street is part of PennDOT’s $13 million project to repair and repave 23 state highways in Bucks County.

Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel on each roadway during resurfacing operations.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) closed the structurally-deficient Burnt Mill Road Bridge over a branch of the Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township, Chester County, due to structural deterioration.

During the bridge closure, Burnt Mill Road will be detoured over Norway Road and Spring Mill Road. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.

The one-span, steel I-beam bridge was built in 1935. It is 16 feet wide and 22 feet long. It carries 519 vehicles a day. The bridge was posted with a weight limit of 12 tons. The structure will remained closed until a project is designed to either repair or replace the bridge.