King of Prussia, PA – Several Interstate 76/U.S. 202 Interchange ramps will be closed and detoured at night next week 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 is:
Sunday, August 12, through Tuesday, August 14, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM:
I-76 West ramp to U.S. 202 South and U.S. 422 West will be closed. 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 ramp to I-76 East and U.S. 422 West will be closed. 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;
I-76 East ramp to U.S. 202 South and U.S. 422 West will be closed. Motorists will be directed to continue on I-76 East exit at U.S. 202 North and take the ramp to 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; and
U.S. 202 North ramp to I-76 West will be closed. Motorists will be directed to continue on U.S. 202 North, make a right on South Gulph Road and follow signs for I-76 West.
In the event of rain, the contractor will work on Wednesday, August 15, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 AM the following morning.
In addition, overnight lane closures are planned on mainline I-76 next week for various repair operations. The work schedule is:
Sunday, August 12, through Tuesday, August 14, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 AM, single lane closures are scheduled on I-76 in both directions between the U.S. 202 and U.S. 1 (City Avenue) interchanges;
Friday, August 17, and Saturday, August 18, from 9:00 PM to 9:00 AM, single lane closures are scheduled on I-76 in both directions between the U.S. 202 and U.S. 1 (City Avenue) interchanges; and
From 9:00 PM Friday, August 17, through 5:00 AM Monday, August 20, the I-76 West Collector Road will be reduced to a single lane between the U.S. 202 North and Mall Boulevard interchanges.
Motorists are advised to use an alternate route or allow extra time when traveling near all work areas because significant 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 later this summer.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County is the general contractor on the $24,466,849 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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