King of Prussia, PA – Overnight lane closures are scheduled on eastbound and westbound Interstate 76 from just west of the U.S. 202 Interchange to U.S. 1 (City Avenue) in Upper Merion Township, West Conshohocken Borough and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, for milling and concrete patching operations as part of a major improvement project to repair and resurface 12.5 miles of the expressway, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule is:
• Sunday, July 9, and Monday, July 10, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, lane restrictions are scheduled on westbound I-76 between U.S. 1 (City Avenue) and Interstate 476;
• Tuesday, July 11, through Thursday, July 13, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, lane restrictions are scheduled on eastbound and westbound I-76 from just west of the U.S. 202 Interchange to U.S. 1 (City Avenue); and
• Friday, July 14, and Saturday, July 15, from 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM the following morning, lane restrictions are scheduled on eastbound and westbound I-76 from just west of the U.S. 202 Interchange to U.S. 1 (City Avenue).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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