THREE I-76/U.S. 202 INTERCHANGE RAMPS TO CLOSE AT NIGHT THIS WEEK FOR PAVEMENT RESTORATION IN MONTGO
King of Prussia, PA – Three Interstate 76/U.S. 202 Interchange ramps will be closed and detoured at night beginning Wednesday, May 9, for pavement restoration as part of a major improvement project to repair and resurface 12.5 miles of I-76 in Upper Merion Township, West Conshohocken Borough and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule for the three ramp closures is:
• I-76 West to U.S. 202 South/U.S. 422 West will be closed and detoured on Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM. Motorists will be directed to continue on I-76 West to Mall Boulevard, turn right on Mall Boulevard, left on North Gulph Road and right on U.S. 202 South to access U.S. 422 West;
• U.S. 202 South/North Gulph Road to I-76 West will be closed and detoured on Wednesday, May 9, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and Friday, May 11 from 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM. Southbound U.S. 202 motorists will be directed to follow signs to I-76 East, U.S. 202 North and I-76 West. North Gulph Road motorists will use U.S. 202 South and follow signs to I-76 East, U.S. 202 North and I-76 West; and
• U.S. 202 South to I-76 East/U.S. 422 West will be closed and detoured on Thursday, May 10, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM. Motorists will be directed to continue south and exit at Route 252 (Valley Forge Road) and follow signs back to U.S. 202 North to I-76 East/U.S. 422 West.
In addition, single lane closures are scheduled on I-76 in both directions between the U.S. 202 and U.S. 1 (City Avenue) interchanges on Wednesday, May 9, and Thursday, May 10, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, from 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM, and Sunday, May 13, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM.
Motorists are advised to use an alternate route or allow extra time when traveling near the work areas 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 October 2017, while work on the entire project will finish this summer.
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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