KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Continued Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge construction across U.S. Route 422; highway resurfacing in parts of Skippack Borough and Perkiomen, Worcester, and Charlestown townships; and line-striping activity in West Vincent Township all have the potential to slow commuter traffic in the coming week and beyond, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.
The department’s King of Prussia office warned drivers that its travel restrictions, all of which involve lane closures, require caution. They should be prepared for slowing or stopped traffic, it said, and also suggested backups and delays may be possible. All work schedules depend on acceptable weather, it added.
Overhead bridge work is planned next week on North Gulph Road in parts of Tredyffrin and Upper Merion townships, as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission pursues its project to widen and improve the turnpike and bridges between milepost 324 and milepost 326.
A single-lane closure is planned Monday through Friday (May 15-19, 2023), from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, in both directions on North Gulph Road between 1st Avenue and U.S. 202. The turnpike commission is completing the project under a PennDOT highway occupancy permit.
Lane closures are planned:
- Tuesday and Wednesday (May 16 and 17), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, on Route 29 between Hollow Road and Dickson Drive in Charlestown Township, for resurfacing operations; and
- Monday through Friday (May 15-19) overnights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, on Route 73 between Route 29 and Green Hill Road across Worcester and Perkiomen townships and Skippack Borough, for paving.
PennDOT is milling the existing roadway surfaces, and repaving and sealing the state highways with new asphalt for a smoother riding surface.
Line striping, signage and delineator installations will prompt periodic weekday lane closures June 5 (Monday) through June 16 (Friday), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, on Route 100 between Black Horse Road and Cedar Lane in West Vincent Township.
The installations are part of a larger $7.5 million project adding safety enhancements to improve travel and reduce high-speed crashes across the five-county Philadelphia region. Kuharchik Construction Inc. of Exeter is the general contractor.
PennDOT line painting photo by The Post