MontCo, ChesCo Highway Restrictions Due Next Week

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Five different highway resurfacing projects are anticipated to cause lane restrictions next week with the potential to affect drivers in portions of western Montgomery and northern Chester counties, according to the District 6 office of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

It announced work schedules and locations for possible traffic disruptions on Friday (July 22, 2022).

In Montgomery County, all for milling and paving operations, they include:

  • Sunday through Friday (July 24-29) from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, a lane closure scheduled on Route 73 between the Berks County line and Colonial Road, across Upper Frederick, New Hanover, and Douglass townships;
  • Thursday and Friday (July 28-29) from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, a lane closure scheduled on Little Road between Route 29 and Township Line Road, and on Township Line Road between Little Road and Little Road and Snyder Road, across Upper Frederick, Lower Frederick, and New Hanover townships; and
  • Sunday and Monday (July 31-Aug. 1) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, a lane closure scheduled on Congo Road between the Douglass Township line and Kutztown Road in Upper Hanover Township.

In Chester County they include:

  • Sunday through Friday (July 24-29) from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, a lane closure scheduled on Charlestown Road, between Pickering Road and Swiss Lane, in Charlestown Township for milling and paving operations; and
  • Sunday through Friday (July 24-29) from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, a lane closure scheduled in both directions on Route 724 between Whartnaby Street and Bethel Church Road in North Coventry and East Coventry townships, for paving operations.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. Slowdowns will occur, PennDOT warned. All scheduled activities depend on acceptable weather.

The department is milling existing roadway surfaces and repaving the highways with new asphalt, to seal the roadways and provide drivers with a smoother riding surface.

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