Wolf Administration Announces Work to Begin on Improvement Project to Resurface 18 Miles of State Highway in Delaware County - Home

Wolf Administration Announces Work to Begin on Improvement Project to Resurface 18 Miles of State Highway in Delaware County

Date: July 13, 2017

King of Prussia, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that construction is scheduled to begin Sunday, July 16, on an improvement project to repair and resurface 18 miles of state highway in Delaware County. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in mid-November.

"Taking care of our roads is a priority, and one that benefits everyone, whether you drive, bike, walk or ride a bus,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “Improvement projects like this are vital to the sustainability of our transportation network and the Commonwealth’s overall infrastructure.”

Beginning on Sunday, July 16, through Thursday, July 20, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, lane restrictions are scheduled on Providence Road between Route 252 (Palmers Mill Road) and the Chester County line in Upper Providence and Edgmont townships, for milling.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this work zone because slowdowns will occur during construction. The contractor's schedule is dependent on the weather.

Additional state highways scheduled for resurfacing under this contract include:

  • Rogers Lane/Plush Mill Road/Wallingford Road between Turner Road and Baltimore Pike in Nether Providence and Springfield townships;
  • Brookhaven Road between Route 352 (Edgmont Avenue) and Route 252 (Providence Road) in Nether Providence Township and Rose Valley and Brookhaven boroughs;
  • Orange Street between Baltimore Avenue and Kirk Lane in Media Borough and Upper Providence Township;
  • Knowlton Road between Route 452 (Pennell Road) and Route 352 (New Middletown Road) in Aston and Middletown townships;
  • Lungren Road/ Parkmount Road/Glen Riddle Road between Lenni Road and Route 352 (New Middletown Road) in Middletown Township;
  • Gradyville Road between Route 352 (Middletown Road) and Crum Creek Bridge in Edgmont Township;
  • Sweetwater Road between Creek Road and Valley Road in Thornbury and Edgmont townships; and
  • Brinton Lake Road between U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) and Dilworthtown Road in Concord and Thornbury townships.

Under this improvement project, PennDOT will mill the existing roadway surface and repave 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 $4,098,777 project, which is financed with 100 percent state 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.

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 825 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.