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Lane Restrictions Scheduled on Route 29 (Main Street/Gravel Pike) in Montgomery County

11/03/2016

King of Prussia, PA – Lane restrictions with intermittent 15-minute stoppages are scheduled on Route 29 (Main Street/Gravel Pike) at the Perkiomen Avenue and Concord Road intersections in Schwenksville Borough and Perkiomen and Skippack townships, Montgomery County, on Tuesday, November 8, through Tuesday, November 22, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM, and 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, for resurfacing and traffic signal repairs, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced.
 
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. The work schedule is contingent on the weather.
 
The work is part of a $1.1 million project to rehabilitate the structurally deficient bridge carrying Route 73 (Skippack Pike) over Perkiomen Creek. The bridge is scheduled to reopen later this month.
 
The Route 73 (Skippack Pike) bridge is one of eight bridges in Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties that PennDOT is repairing under a $7,555,555 project financed by Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan, Act 89.
 
PennDOT has completed the rehabilitations of the U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) bridge over Martins Creek in Falls Township, Bucks County; Chinquapin Road bridge over Iron Works Creek in Northampton Township, Bucks County; and Dark Hollow Road bridge over Tohickon Creek in Tinicum Township, Bucks County; and the Route 32 (South Main Street) bridge over Aquetong Creek in New Hope Borough, Bucks County.
 
The three remaining bridges that will be repaired under this contract are:
 
• Bryn Mawr Avenue bridge over Ithan Creek in Radnor Township, Delaware County;

• New Second Street bridge over Tacony Creek in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County; and

• Route 611 (Broad Street) bridge over U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Extension) in Philadelphia.
 
The entire project is expected to be completed by fall 2017.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
 
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.
 
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