U.S. 30 Ramp to U.S. 202 North to Close at Night Next Week for Construction in Chester County

U.S. 30 Ramp to U.S. 202 North to Close at Night Next Week for Construction in Chester County

 

King of Prussia, PA –  The ramp from the U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 in East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County, will be closed Monday, January 14, through Thursday, January 17, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM for removal of the debris shield used during the rehabilitation of the northbound U.S. 202 bridge over the ramp, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

 

U.S. 30/Exton Bypass motorists heading to northbound U.S. 202 will exit at Business U.S. 30, turn right onto Business U.S. 30 and right onto the ramp to northbound U.S. 202.

 

Motorists are advised that backups may occur at times approaching the work zone. All schedule activities are weather permitting.

 

PennDOT is currently rehabilitating and redecking the outside half of the southbound U.S. 202 bridge over Amtrak following completion of repairs and re-decking of the inner half of the bridge in late 2018. Rehabilitation of the northbound bridge finished in mid-2018.

 

During construction on the southbound bridge, a single “express lane” of southbound U.S. 202 traffic has been shifted temporarily onto the rebuilt northbound bridge. A second southbound lane remains on the southbound side.

 

The work is part of PennDOT’s $26.4 million project to rehabilitate the northbound and southbound U.S. 202 bridges over Amtrak and the U.S. 30/Exton Bypass ramp, and replace the concrete pavement on the ramps to and from U.S. 202 and U.S. 30/Exton Bypass. The entire project is expected to be completed in the fall.

 

Allan A Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.

 

For more information, visit www.us202-300.com.

 

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PennDOT Has Replaced More than 500 Poor Condition Bridges

This is a big deal. Since Act 89 was passed in the Fall of 2013, more that 500 dangerous bridges have been replaced due to the funding it secured. 

 

Harrisburg, PA – A significant project to replace 558 poor-condition bridges statewide is nearly complete, with 511 completed and open to traffic in the state’s public-private partnership (P3) for bridges, the Rapid Bridge Replacement project, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Leslie S. Richards said today.

 

“This unique project has been a large undertaking for PennDOT and the private sector and has been a great complement to the investments we’re making across the state,” Richards said. “The majority of these bridges are in rural communities that would have faced long detours or traffic impacts if we had to restrict or close them, so we are very pleased to deliver this value in those communities.”

 

There are 41 bridges under construction in the project, with all construction anticipated to finish in 2019.

 

Due to this project and other PennDOT investments, since January 2015 there are 819 more state-maintained bridges in good condition, the number in poor condition has dropped by 1,044, and the number in fair condition has increased by 95. The number of state-owned bridges in poor condition has dropped to fewer than 3,000 from a high of more than 6,000 in 2008.

 

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project originated in 2013, when PennDOT was challenged by an aging, poor-condition bridge inventory and limited funding and resources. The P3 approach allows PennDOT to complement its traditional bridge delivery program with a partnership effort to replace 558 of its poor-condition bridges while minimizing impact on motorists.

 

Tasked with delivering an $899 million design and construction contract, Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners is financing, designing, constructing, and will maintaining the bridges for a 25-year period beyond completion. PennDOT will be responsible for routine maintenance such as snow plowing, debris removal, and incident first response.

 

More on P3 in Pennsylvania is available at www.P3.pa.gov or “Public-Private Partnerships” at www.penndot.gov. Information on the bridges and their status is at www.parapidbridges.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS: Rich Kirkpatrick or Erin Waters-Trasatt, PennDOT, 717-783-8800

 

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U.S. 202, U.S. 30 Lane and Ramp Closures Scheduled at Night Next Week for Construction in Chester County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 29, 2018

 

U.S. 202, U.S. 30 Lane and Ramp Closures Scheduled at Night Next Week for Construction in Chester County

 

King of Prussia, PA – Lane and ramp restrictions will be in place on northbound U.S. 202 and the eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass at night next week for construction activities that will complete replacement of the concrete pavement on the ramp from the Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

 

On Wednesday, December 5, through Friday, December 7, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, and to 9:00 AM Saturday, December 8, northbound U.S. 202 will be reduced from two-lanes-to-one between the Boot Road and Route 401 interchanges, and the ramp from eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 will be closed.

 

U.S. 30/Exton Bypass motorists heading to northbound U.S. 202 will be directed to exit at Business U.S. 30, turn right onto Business U.S. 30 and right onto the ramp to northbound U.S. 202.

 

The lane and ramp closures will allow crews to remove the temporary construction barriers on the ramp, re-align northbound U.S. 202 at the interchange, and paint new lane marking on the expressway and the ramp. The ramp will be re-opened to two lanes by 9:00 AM Saturday, December 8.

 

Construction on the ramp began last spring following replacement of the concrete pavement on the ramps from southbound U.S. 202 to Business 30 and the westbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass.

 

PennDOT replaced the concrete pavement on the ramps to and from the Bypass and U.S. 202 as part of the $26.4 million contract currently underway to rehabilitate and re-deck the northbound and southbound U.S. 202 bridges over Amtrak at the southern end of the interchange.

 

Crews are wrapping-up work on the inside half of the southbound U.S. 202 bridge this fall and will begin work on the outer half of the bridge late this year. The entire project is expected to be completed in mid-2019.

 

Allan A Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.

 

For more information, visit www.us202-300.com.

 

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties 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 860 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.

 

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6800

Annual Veteran’s Gift Drive Starts NOW

Get your Veteran’s Gift Drive Shopping Done this Black Friday! 

TMACC’s Foundation for the Improvement of Transportation (FIT) is hosting their Veterans Gift Drive for the 5th year in a row.  We collect a variety of gifts that will go the Coatesville VA Medical Center and Veterans Multi-Service Center.  Please help us collect gifts!

Details at tmacc.org/events/veterans-gift-drive/

 

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PA Turnpike Expects Thanksgiving to be Busiest Travel Holiday of the Year

PA Turnpike Expects Thanksgiving to be Busiest Travel Holiday of the Year

Total traffic volumes projected at 3.7 million during six-day period.

HARRISBURG, PA (Nov. 16, 2018) —While there may be no place like home for the holidays, if you are traveling by car, the PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) is projecting that 3.7 million cars and trucks will travel the Turnpike during the six-day period, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 20 and ending Sunday, Nov. 25.

“Even though Pennsylvania has already experienced its first winter storm, it’s Thanksgiving that marks the official beginning of the winter holiday travel season,” said Mark Compton, PTC CEO. “As we have already seen this week, hazardous and changing weather conditions can lead to a spike in auto accidents. When you factor in the additional traffic on the roadways during the week ahead, the risk is even higher. Driving safely and having a well-maintained vehicle is more important than ever this time of year.”

Beginning 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 until 11 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25 all lanes in each direction of the Turnpike will be open and available to accommodate heavier traffic volumes, except during possible emergencies. All scheduled maintenance and construction projects will be suspended during these times.

 

November 20 and 21 are projected to be the most heavily traveled days on the Turnpike with 750,000 vehicles expected both days. The periods of heaviest traffic volumes will be:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 3 until 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Nov. 25, from noon until 8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 22, will be the least traveled day with 535,000 motorists on the road, followed by Friday, Nov. 23 with 550,000 motorists.

If motorists are going a long distance, it’s helpful to plan for regular breaks.  Taking a break at least every two hours increases a driver’s level of alertness.

The PTC uses the following to keep fully apprised of the safety of motorists:

  • Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Troop T
  • The PA Turnpike-run State Farm Safety Patrol program.
  • Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV)
  • *11 and 911 cell calls by passers-by

To report an accident or other emergencies on the PA Turnpike, dial *11 on your mobile phone. For more information about PA Turnpike conditions, or to contact us, use one of these resources:

ON THE PA TURNPIKE

  • Variable & Digital Message Signs — some 100 signs along the Turnpike
  • Highway Advisory Radio — 1640 AM (tune-in near interchanges)

BY PHONE

  • Turnpike Roadway Information Program (toll-free) — 866-976-TRIP (8747)
  • Customer Assistance Center (toll-free) — 800-331-3414 (weekdays, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

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Aqua Pennsylvania to Restrict Local Roads

Aqua Pennsylvania to Restrict Phoenixville Pike and Boot Road for Utility Improvements in West Whiteland and West Goshen Townships

King of Prussia, PA – Aqua Pennsylvania is planning weeknight lane restrictions with flagging on Phoenixville Pike in West Whiteland Township and Boot Road in West Goshen Township, Chester County, on Wednesday, November 14, through Friday, November 30, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM, for water main installation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

The work schedule is:

  • Phoenixville Pike between Boot Road and U.S. 202; and
  • Boot Road between Phoenixville Pike and U.S. 202.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Aqua Pennsylvania will complete these projects under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.

 

Saturday Stroll

Saturday | November 10, 2018
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cedar Hollow Park
785 Cedar Hollow Rd, Malvern
Be among the first to explore Chester County’s newest trail opportunity!
Chester County is evaluating the potential transformation of the former Warner Spur rail line into a multi-use trail. The Warner Spur connects the Chester Valley Trail and the Atwater Community through Tredyffrin Township. On November 10th, the project team, county and township representatives will provide guided strolls along the southern segment of the proposed trail to gain public insight and ideas on the potential trail
design and features.

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Park at Cedar Hollow Park parking lot. Stop by
anytime between 9am and 11am. Wear comfortable
walking shoes and warm clothing.

 

 

 

 

Route 29 Resurfacing – Phoenixville Borough

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 8, 2018

 

Route 29 (Main Street/Manavon Street/Starr Street/Bridge Street) Lane Restrictions Scheduled for Resurfacing Operations in Chester County
King of Prussia, PA – Overnight lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 29 (Main Street/Manavon Street/Starr Street/Bridge Street) between Pothouse Road and the Montgomery County line in Schuylkill Township and Phoenixville Borough, on Sunday, November 11, through Tuesday, November 13, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, for paving operations as part of an improvement project to repair and resurface 17 miles of state highway in Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

 

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because slowdowns will occur. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.

 

State highway completed under this resurfacing project include:

 

  • Business U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) from south of Route 113 (Uwchlan Avenue) to north of Cornerstone Boulevard in Downingtown Borough and East Caln Township.

 

Additional state highways scheduled for resurfacing under this contract include:

 

  • Route 401 (Conestoga Road) between the Berks County line and Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) in Elverson Borough, and West Nantmeal, East Nantmeal and West Vincent townships;
  • Dorlan Mill Road from Route 282 (Creek Road) to just north of Longfields Way in East Brandywine and Upper Uwchlan townships; and
  • Route 345 (Pine Swamp Road) between Warwick Road and the Berks County line in Warwick Township.

 

Under this improvement project, PennDOT is milling the existing roadway surface and repaving the state highways with new asphalt. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface.

 

Allan Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $3,597,555 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.

 

Work on the project is expected to be completed in December 2018.

 

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties 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 860 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.

 

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Ayanna Williams, 610-205-6801

 

 

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U.S. 322 (Downingtown Pike) Lane Restrictions Next Week for Bridge

U.S. 322 (Downingtown Pike) Lane Restrictions Next Week for Bridge Replacement Operations in Chester County

 

King of Prussia, PA – Lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on U.S. 322 (Downingtown Pike) between Hall Road and Skelp Level Road in East Bradford and West Bradford townships, Chester County, on Monday, November 12, through Friday, November 16, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for excavation operations to replace the bridge carrying U.S. 322 (Downingtown Pike) over the east branch of Brandywine Creek, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

 

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

 

This project was driven by the need to replace the existing steel beam bridge that was built in 1929 and is currently listed in poor condition.

 

PennDOT’s contractor will construct a new two-span, concrete beam structure downstream of the existing crossing on a new alignment extending from the intersection of U.S. 322 (Downingtown Pike) and Sugars Bridge Road to the intersection of U.S. 322 (Downingtown Pike) and Skelp Level Road.

 

Allan Myers, LP, of Worcester, PA is the general contractor on the $5,859,555 project which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.

 

The entire project is expected to be completed in spring of 2020.

 

Subscribe to PennDOT news and traffic alerts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties 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 860 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.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

MEDIA CONTACT: Chelsea Lacey-Mabe, 610-205-6798

 

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PennDOT Reopens Hares Hill Road Bridge in East Pikeland Township, Chester County

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King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today reopened the bridge carrying Hares Hill Road over French Creek in East Pikeland Township, Chester County.

Over the last 10 weeks, PennDOT’s contractor worked to rehabilitate the wrought iron through truss bridge by reconstructing damaged and deteriorated wingwalls; reconstructing stone masonry parapets with reinforced concrete; and installing powder-coated brown guiderail to protect the blunt ends of the parapets. In addition, the conserved historic plaque on the outside of the southeast wingwall was re-installed. A plaque commemorating this 2018 rehabilitation was also installed.

Built in 1867, the one-span, single-lane bridge is 105 feet long, 14 feet wide, and carries an average of 4,895 vehicles a day.

The structure is one of nine bridges in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties that PennDOT is repairing under a $7,407,987 improvement project financed by Act 89, the state’s transportation plan.

Structures completed under this project include:

  • Morwood Road culvert over a branch of Perkiomen Creek in Franconia Township, Montgomery County;
  • Route 232 (Second Street Pike) over a branch of Mill Creek in Wrightstown Township, Bucks County;
  • Sugan Road over Cuttalossa Creek in Solebury Township, Bucks County; and
  • Old Forty Foot Road over a branch of Skippack Creek in Lower Salford and Towamencin townships, Montgomery County.

The other structures included in this rehabilitation project include:

  • Baltimore Pike over Darby Creek in Clifton Heights and Lansdowne boroughs and Upper Darby Township, Delaware County;
  • State Road/Lansdowne Avenue over Cobbs Creek in Upper Darby Township, Delaware County, and the City of Philadelphia;
  • Wissahickon Avenue over Monoshone Creek in Philadelphia; and
  • Ridge Pike over Perkiomen Creek in Collegeville Borough and Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County.

J.D. Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the bridge improvement project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in late summer 2019.

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 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 860 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.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ayanna Williams, 610-205-6798

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