Get ready to sit in traffic If you use the Schuylkill Express at night. Starting tonight and running through June 28th there will be overnight lane closures in both directions between the U.S. 202 and U.S. 1 (City Avenue) interchanges. The lane closures will occur from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The closures are needed for a variety of construction activities under a project to repair and resurface 12.5 miles of the expressway in Upper Merion Township, West Conshohocken Borough and Lower Merion Township.
PennDOT advises motorists ato use an alternate route or allow extra time when traveling on I-76 in the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Under this improvement project, PennDOT is milling, overlaying and rehabilitating existing pavement on mainline I-76 and several ramps; performing base repairs; installing new guide rail; repairing or replacing damaged traffic signs, two overhead sign structures and numerous expansion joints on three structures; and installing rumble strips, delineators and new mileage markers along the four-lane section of I-76.
The resurfacing of mainline I-76 in Montgomery County was completed in October 2017, while work on the entire project will finish this summer.