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I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) Restricted Next Week for Sinkhole Repair in Upper Merion Township

04/09/2020

King of Prussia, PA – Right lane closures are scheduled on eastbound Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 320 (Gulph Mills) Interchange in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, on Tuesday, April 14, through Friday, April 17, from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, for sinkhole repair, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The work is part of a project to remediate four sinkhole locations that have occurred on I-76 in the U.S. 202 Interchange area in Upper Merion Township.

Normal highway and bridge construction projects in Pennsylvania remain paused as part of the commonwealth’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. This project is part of critical work that continues statewide addressing safety needs and work needed to eliminate roadway restrictions that could impede the ability for the movement of life sustaining goods and services.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays may occur. The schedule is weather dependent.

J.D. Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, Chester County is the general contractor on the $4,761,772 project which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. The entire project is expected to finish in the spring of 2020.

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