Road work will results in lane closures and other restrictions this weekend and next week on major highways in Southeastern Pennsylvania, PennDot says.
I-95 and I-476 in Phila. and Delco
Motorists traveling on I-95 in Philadelphia and Delaware counties and on I-476 in Delaware County will encounter lanes closures from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for the installation of Intelligent Transportation System equipment.
Northbound I-95 will be reduced from three lanes to one on the Girard Point Bridge over the Schuylkill in Philadelphia while crews install conduit plus vehicle detectors and cabinets. The contractor plans to finish that work by 11:30 a.m. to accommodate traffic for a 1 p.m. Flyers game.
In Delaware County, I-476's northbound and southbound left lanes will be closed in various locations between I-95 and Route 30 for the installation of wiring for overhead dynamic message signs.
Also in Delaware County, the right lane on northbound I-95 will be closed between Route 322 and I-476 to install wiring for overhead dynamic message signs.
On Monday through Wednesday, the northbound deck of the I-95 Girard Point Bridge will be reduced from three lanes to two from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for steel repairs.
Route 202 Project in Montco and Bucks
Drivers will encounter lane restrictions on several busy roads Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for utility work and other construction for the new Route 202 Parkway in Montgomery and Bucks counties.
There will be alternating single-lane conditions on Route 202 (DeKalb Pike) between Sumneytown Pike and Route 63 (Welsh Road) in Upper Gwynedd, Lower Gwynedd and Montgomery Townships. Flaggers will be in place Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility installations.
Periodic lane closures and brief stoppages also will occur on Route 63 (Welsh Road) between Stump Road and Route 202 (DeKalb Pike) on Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for widening at the future connection with the Parkway.
Flaggers will direct an alternating single lane of traffic on County Line Road west of Route 202 (Butler Avenue) in New Britain and Montgomery townships Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Utility crews are installing gas lines and proceeding west toward Stump Road as part of the project to widen County Line Road approaching the Parkway.
Singe lane conditions with flaggers will continue to be in place on Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) between Stump Road and Route 202 (Butler Avenue) and on Upper State Road between County Line Road and Pickertown Road on Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for road widening related to Parkway construction in Warrington Township.
No lane closures will be in place for Parkway construction from Thursday until Dec. 27.
I-476 in Montco
Motorists on I-476 and Ridge Pike in Plymouth Township will encounter early morning travel restrictions next week for roadway and bridge construction.
Eastbound and westbound Ridge Pike traffic approaching the I-476 overpass, located between Chemical and Alan Wood roads, will be stopped for 15 minutes at approximately 4 a.m. Monday to allow crews to complete repairs to the bridge structure.
Periodic lane closures also may be in place on the Ridge Pike bridge over I-476 Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for line painting at the interchange.
On Tuesday, northbound I-476 will be reduced from three lanes to two between I-76 and Ridge Pike from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. for paving.
In a related operation, PennDot plans to reopen the westbound Ridge Pike on-ramp to I-476 South by 5 p.m. Tuesday. The ramp has been closed since April 2010.
No construction-related lane closures will occur in the I-476 construction area from Monday through Jan. 3, 2011 to provide motorists with three lanes of travel in each direction during the year-end holidays.
Motorists can go to http:511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways in Pennsylvania.