King of Prussia, PA – Lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route 29 (Gravel Pike) between Miller Road and Harrison Avenue in Perkiomen Township, Montgomery County, on Monday, December 11, through Friday, December 15, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for utility relocation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction area because slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
On Tuesday, December 5, Plank Road was reopened between Route 29 (Gravel Pike) and Route 73 (Skippack Pike) until work can resume in the spring. Plank Road had been closed since early May for excavation, grading and paving operations.
Lane restrictions will also be postponed through winter on Meyers Road between Seitz Road and Miller Road.
Otts Road will remain closed and detoured between Miller Road and Route 29 (Gravel Pike) through May 2019. Otts Road motorists are being directed to use Route 29 (Gravel Pike), Bridge Street, Wartman Road, Township Line Road, Seitz Road and Meyers Road.
The work is part of PennDOT’s project to improve travel and safety at the intersection of Route 29 (Gravel Pike) at Plank Road/Otts Road; the intersection of Route 73 (Skippack Pike) at Plank Road; and the Meyers Road, Seitz Road and Township Line Road intersection in Skippack, Perkiomen and Limerick townships.
The improvements include widening the intersection of Route 73 (Skippack Pike) and Plank Road to include left turn lanes on both roads; relocating Otts Road to align with Plank Road at Route 29 (Gravel Pike) to create a four-leg intersection; adding left turn lanes on Route 29 (Gravel Pike) at Plank Road/Otts Road; adding left turn lanes on Plank Road and Otts Road at Route 29 (Gravel Pike); realigning Meyers Road to intersect with Township Line Road; realigning Seitz Road to form a T-intersection with Meyers Road; installing new traffic signals along the project corridor; and improving the roadway alignment in three locations.
H & K Group, Inc., of Skippack, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $11,292,416 contract that financed with 100 percent state funds. The project is expected to finish in spring 2019.
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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