King of Prussia, PA – Overnight lane closures are scheduled on eastbound and westbound Interstate 76 from just west of U.S. 202 to U.S. 1 (City Avenue) in Upper Merion Township, West Conshohocken Borough and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, on Monday, December 11, through Thursday, December 14, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM and Friday, December 15, from 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM, for repair and pavement marking installations as part of a project to resurface 12.5 miles of the expressway, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Motorists are advised to use an alternate route or allow extra time when traveling on I-76 in the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Under this improvement project, PennDOT is milling, overlaying and rehabilitating existing pavement; performing base repairs; installing new guide rail; repairing or replacing damaged traffic signs, two overhead sign structures and numerous expansion joints on three structures; and installing rumble strips, delineators and new mileage markers along the four-lane section of I-76.
The resurfacing of mainline I-76 in Montgomery County was 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
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
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com
. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
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