King of Prussia, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that construction is scheduled to begin next week on a major improvement project to repair and resurface 12 miles of the outer lanes on U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) between 9th Street and the Bucks County line in the City of Philadelphia. Work on the project is expected to be completed in mid-November.
"Improving our highways throughout Pennsylvania is a must, especially within a busy and vital corridor connecting the neighborhoods of north and northeast Philadelphia," Governor Tom Wolf said. “Roosevelt Boulevard is a key transportation artery, and this project will preserve and improve the local travel lanes.”
Beginning Monday, July 31, through Thursday, August 3, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and Friday, August 4, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 10:00 AM, lane closures are scheduled in both directions on the outer lanes of U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) from the Bucks County line to Red Lion Road, and from Cottman Avenue (Route 73) to 9th Street, for milling and paving operations.
All scheduled activities are weather dependent. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling on U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) in the work areas because backups and delays will occur during construction.
PennDOT’s contractor will continue to work in stages weekly to complete various sections of U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) until mid-November.
Under this improvement project, PennDOT will mill the existing roadway surface and repave the outside, local lanes with new asphalt. The project also includes resurfacing crossover lanes. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface.
H&K Group, Inc. of Skippack, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $7,645,967 project which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan.
The inner lanes of U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard) were resurfaced in 2014, also with funds from Act 89.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov
A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6
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