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Intermittent Lane Closures Scheduled Next Week on Ridge Avenue for Safety Improvement Project in Philadelphia

12/01/2017

​King of Prussia, PA – Intermittent lane closures with flagging are scheduled in both directions on Ridge Avenue between 15th Street and Mt. Vernon Street in Philadelphia, on Monday, December 4, through Friday, December 8, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for construction activities related to a project to improve travel and safety along a 1.3-mile section of Ridge Avenue, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2018.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur. The work schedule is weather dependent.
 
Under this improvement project, PennDOT is upgrading 11 signalized intersections by adding pedestrian countdown signal heads; installing overhead signals and installing LED street lighting; and upgrading the fiber interconnect traffic signal system, signal cabinets, controllers, signing and pavement markings along this corridor.
 
Armour & Sons Electric, Inc. of Langhorne, Bucks County, is the general contractor on the $1,698,438 project which is financed with 100 percent federal 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, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 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 850 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: Bob Kent, 610-205-6801
 
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