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Wolf Administration Previews 2019 Southeast Region Construction Season, Highlights More Than 200 Projects

03/28/2019

​Blue Bell, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards joined District 6 Executive Kenneth M. McClain today to highlight transportation investments as PennDOT announced that roughly 218 highway and bridge projects are anticipated to begin or continue across the five-county Philadelphia region during this construction season.

“Statewide infrastructure improvements don’t only have a positive impact on mobility, but economies as well,” Governor Wolf said. “I look forward to continuing these vital investments in 2019 and beyond.”

Today’s announcement was made in Blue Bell, Montgomery County where PennDOT is investing more than $55 million to widen and reconstruct a 2.8-mile section of U.S. 202 from Township Line Road to just south of Morris Road in East Norriton and Whitpain townships.

“The investments highlighted today demonstrate our continued commitment to improving travel and safety throughout southeast Pennsylvania,” Secretary Richards said. “Governor Tom Wolf knows infrastructure is so integral to our state that he has proposed Restore Pennsylvania, which will benefit all communities.”

Across PennDOT Engineering District 6, spanning Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, the department anticipates rehabilitating, reconstructing and resurfacing more than 275 miles of state highways and improving 39 bridges. 

“This construction season we look forward to the continued opportunity to improve, strengthen, and secure our vast transportation network in this region,” District 6 Executive Kenneth M. McClain said. “As a reminder, motorists should use caution in work zones so our crew members can get home each day after completing this critical work.”

Notable projects that will continue this year include:

  • U.S. 1 corridor improvement project in Bucks County ($97.3 million);
  • U.S. 30 Intelligent Transportation Systems project in Chester County ($5.8 million);
  • Route 252 bridge replacement over Springton Reservoir in Delaware County ($12.8 million);
  • U.S. 202 widening and intersection improvements in Montgomery County ($55.5 million); and
  • U.S. 1 Wayne Junction Viaduct rehabilitation in Philadelphia ($88.4 million).

Notable projects that are expected to be begin this year include:

  • Route 309 corridor improvements in Bucks County ($70 million estimate);
  • Hulmeville Avenue over CSX bridge replacement in Bucks County ($4.7 million estimate);
  • Lenape Road over Brandywine Creek bridge restoration in Chester County ($5 million estimate);
  • Bridge Street over Amtrak bridge replacement in Chester County ($6 million estimate);
  • Darby Paoli Road over Darby Creek bridge replacement in Delaware County ($3.8 million estimate);
  • McDade Boulevard intersection improvements in Delaware County ($6 million estimate);
  • Route 309 intersection improvements in Montgomery County ($7.5 million estimate);
  • U.S. 202 widening and intersection improvements in Montgomery County ($61.5 million estimate);
  • I-76 viaducts rehabilitation in Philadelphia and Montgomery County ($39.7 million); and
  • I-95/Levick Street improvements in Philadelphia ($88.5 million estimate).

As construction projects are underway in the region, the traveling public can anticipate seeing many work zones and are urged to keep in mind their safety and the safety of highway workers. When encountering a work zone, please drive the posted speed limit, turn on your headlights, pay close attention to signs and flaggers and avoid all distractions. In high traffic locations, motorists are encouraged to use both lanes of travel to the merge point and are to take turns merging into the open lane.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov

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