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Tyson Avenue Closure and Detour for Drainage Improvement in Abington Township


King of Prussia, PA – Tyson Avenue will be closed and detoured between Ardsley Avenue and Bradfield Road in Abington Township, Montgomery County on Monday, July 15, through the end of August, for drainage work on a project to improve safety and travel on Tyson Avenue, Edge Hill Road, Jenkintown Road and several adjacent township roads, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

During the closure, Tyson Avenue motorists will be detoured over Edge Hill Road and Easton Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.

In addition to the closure and detour, Tyson Avenue will be reduced to a single lane between Edge Hill Road and Ardsley Avenue.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur.

Under this project, PennDOT is reconstructing Edge Hill Road and Tyson Avenue to improve safety by incorporating curbing, parking lanes, sidewalks, new signing, and signalized intersection improvements. The project also includes upgrades to Jenkintown Road and several adjacent township roads including Ardsley Avenue, Edgecomb Road, Custer Avenue and Bradfield Road. In addition to safety improvements, flooding concerns will be addressed through extensive drainage improvements and green stormwater practices.

After construction, Edge Hill Road will be converted to a one-way road carrying eastbound traffic only from Jenkintown Road to Bradfield Road and will remain a two-way road from Bradfield Road to Route 611 (Easton Road). Tyson Avenue will continue to carry two-way traffic through the project limits.

C. Abbonizio Contractors, Inc., of Sewell, N.J. is the general contractor on the $16.1 million project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Abington Township financed the preliminary engineering and final design phases of the project, which were performed by Pennoni Associates of Philadelphia. Construction on this project is expected to finish in spring of 2021.

For more information, visit the PennDOT District 6 projects page.

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