Ramp meters will begin operating at four entrance ramps to Interstate 476 in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County on Aug. 22 at 3 p.m., the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced on August 9th.
Ramp meters, which are traffic signals minus the amber caution light, will begin operating at the:
• Chemical Road on ramp to I-476 South;
• Westbound Ridge Pike on-ramp to I-476 South;
• Eastbound Ridge Pike on-ramp to I-476 South; and
• Eastbound Ridge Pike on-ramp to I-476 North.
The ramp meters will be in operation Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. They may also be used during emergency situations.
“Now that the reconstruction of I-476 in Montgomery County is basically complete and travel lanes are in their original configuration, we will activate ramp meters at the Ridge Pike and Chemical Road interchanges to enhance mainline travel during peak commuting hours,” PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said.
I-476 carries an average of 104,000 to 150,000 vehicles per day between the Chemical Road and Ridge Pike interchanges.