Flaggers, Restrictions Ahead as Roundabout Built

UPPER SALFORD PA – Utility installations that are part of a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation project to build a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Old Skippack, Schwenksville, and Shelly roads in Upper Salford Township (at top) will create vehicle restrictions and require flagging operations weekdays through Nov. 18 (2022; Friday) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the department said.

The work was scheduled to start Monday (Sept. 26). PennDOT said it anticipates the roundabout will reduce angle crashes and vehicular speeds, increase sight distance, and improve congestion through the intersection.

Drivers are being advised by PennDOT to allow extra time when traveling through the work area, because it said backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities depend on acceptable weather.

PennDOT also reported a traffic detour will be in place for two stages of the roundabout construction. During both, drivers will be re-directed around the site over Lederach Road, Haldeman Road, Salfordville Road, Route 113, and Route 63.

Allan Myers of Worcester PA is the general contractor on the $1.59 million project. The entire project is expected to finish in summer 2023.

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