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Lane Restrictions Scheduled on Several State Highways for High-Friction Resurfacing in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery Counties

09/14/2017

King of Prussia, PA – Motorists in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties will encounter single lane closures next week on several state highways for high-friction resurfacing operations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
 
The work schedule is:
 
• Monday, September 18, through Friday, September 22, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Saturday, September 23, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 896 (New London Road) at Appleton Road in Franklin Township, Bucks County;
• Monday, September 18, through Friday, September 22, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Saturday, September 23, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, lane restrictions are scheduled on Woodbourne Road between Langhorne Valley Road and Lincoln Highway in Middletown Township, Bucks County;
• Monday, September 18, through Friday, September 22, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Saturday, September 23, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 842 (Brandywine Creek Road) between Birmingham Road and Bridge Road in East Brandywine Township, Chester County; and
• Monday, September 18, through Friday, September 22, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and Saturday, September 23, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 63 (Old Welsh Road) between Edge Hill Road and Washington Lane in Abington Township, Montgomery County.
 
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through all work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
 
The work is part of a $4.8 million resurfacing project to improve travel and safety on 25 state highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, by installing a high-friction surface treatment to provide increased friction and grip on pavements in wet and dry conditions.
 
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
 
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.  
 
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 825 traffic cameras.
 
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
 
For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6800

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