PennDOT has announced that the ramp from westbound Interstate 76 to Conshohocken (Route 23) is scheduled to close on Monday, November 13th, through Thursday, November 16th, from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning for concrete patching operations, as part of a project to repair and resurface 12.5 miles of the expressway in Upper Merion and Lower Merion townships, and West Conshohocken Borough.
During the ramp closure, motorists will be directed to continue west on I-76, exit at Gulph Mills (Route 320), and turn right onto Trinity Road/Holstein Road/Swedeland Road to access eastbound Route 23.
In addition to the ramp closure, overnight lane closures are planned next week on eastbound and westbound I-76 for pavement installations and various repair and cleaning operations. The work schedule is:
• Monday, November 13th, through Thursday, November 16th, from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., lane closures are scheduled in both directions on I-76 from just west of U.S. 202 to U.S. 1 (City Avenue); and
• Friday, November 17th, and Saturday, November 18th, from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m., lane closures are scheduled in both directions on I-76 from just west of U.S. 202 to U.S. 1 (City Avenue).
Motorists are advised to 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; 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 late October, while work on the entire project will finish in summer 2018.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County is the general contractor on the $21,150,734 project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov