King of Prussia, PA – Woodhaven Road (Route 63) and Interstate 95 motorists will encounter weeknight travel restrictions over the next two week in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, for high friction resurfacing operations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule is:
• Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21, and Monday July 24, through Friday, July 28, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, the ramps from eastbound Woodhaven Road (Route 63) to northbound and southbound I-95 are scheduled to close to traffic. During this operation, eastbound Woodhaven (Route 63) will be directed to travel north on U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) to Route 132 (Street Road) to reach the ramp to northbound I-95. Eastbound Woodhaven (Route 63) motorists will be detoured over southbound U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike/Frankford Avenue) to Academy Road to reach the ramp to southbound I-95; and
• Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21, and Monday July 24, through Friday, July 28, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, the northbound and southbound I-95 ramps to Woodhaven Road (Route 63) will close to traffic. Northbound I-95 motorists will be directed to use the Academy Road exit to northbound U.S. 13 (Frankford Avenue/Bristol Pike) to reach Woodhaven Road (Route 63). Southbound I-95 motorists will be directed to use the Route 132 (Street Road) exit to southbound U.S. 13 (Bristol Pike) to reach Woodhaven Road (Route 63).
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the 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
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