King of Prussia, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that preliminary survey operations are scheduled to begin next week on a major improvement project to repair and resurface 12.5 miles of Interstate 76 from U.S. 1 (City Avenue) to just west of the U.S. 202 Interchange in Lower Merion Township, West Conshohocken Borough and Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.
"Improving the I-76 corridor is a critical part of strengthening the state’s transportation network for residents, commuters and the economy in the Philadelphia region,” Governor Tom Wolf said. "This much-needed pavement improvement project will greatly benefit the thousands of drivers who use the expressway for their daily commutes.”
Under this improvement project, PennDOT will mill, overlay and rehabilitate existing pavement; perform base repairs; install new guide rail; repair or replace damaged traffic signs, two overhead sign structures and numerous expansion joints on three structures; and install rumble strips, delineators and new mileage markers along the four-lane section of I-76.
Prior to resurfacing, PennDOT’s contractor will begin preliminary operations on I-76 between Interstate 476 and U.S. 1 (City Avenue). The work schedule is:
• Monday, June 19, and Tuesday, June 20, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, intermittent lane closures are scheduled on eastbound I-76 between Interstate 476 and U.S. 1 (City Avenue);
• Wednesday, June 21, and Thursday, June 22, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, intermittent lane closures are scheduled on westbound I-76 between U.S. 1 (City Avenue) and I-476; and
• Friday, June 23, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, intermittent lane closures are scheduled on eastbound and westbound I-76 at the I-476 Interchange.
All scheduled activities are weather dependent. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route or allow extra time when traveling on I-76 in the work areas because backups and delays will occur.
Following preliminary operations next week, concrete patching, milling and paving operations will get underway beginning at 9:00 PM Sunday, June 26. I-76 motorists can expect daily overnight lane closures Sundays through Thursdays from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9:00 PM until mid-morning the next day.
The resurfacing of mainline I-76 in Montgomery County is scheduled to be completed in late October, while work on the entire project will finish in summer 2018.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County is the general contractor on the $21,150,734 project, which is financed with 100 percent federal 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
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