King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that daytime lane restrictions are scheduled next week on Route 29 (Gravel Pike) and Meyers Road in Perkiomen Township, and Route 73 (Skippack Pike) in Skippack Township, Montgomery County, for utility and construction activities related to an $11.2 million safety improvement project.
The work schedule is:
• Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Route 29 (Gravel Pike) will be reduced to a single lane between Miller Road and Harrison Road in Perkiomen Township, for utility relocation;
• Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Meyers Road will be reduced to a single lane between Seitz Road and Miller Road in Perkiomen Township, for excavation, grading and paving operations; and
• Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Route 73 (Skippack Pike) will be restricted to a single lane between Squirrel Hill Road and Perkiomen Creek Road in Skippack Township, for traffic signal conduit installation.
During construction, all traffic will be controlled by flagging. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction areas because slowdowns will occur.
In addition to the lane restrictions, the following long-term closures were put in place on May 2, on Plank Road and Otts Road in Perkiomen and Skippack townships:
• Plank Road is closed and detoured between Route 29 (Gravel Pike) and Route 73 (Skippack Pike) through October 2017. Plank Road motorists are being detoured over Route 29 (Gravel Pike), Haldeman Road and Route 73 (Skippack Pike); and
• Otts Road is 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, Montgomery County.
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
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