Intersection Reconstruction and Detours: Important Updates for Route 63 & Interstate 476 Commuters

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TOWAMENCIN TOWNSHIP, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that ramp and intersection reconstruction will begin on Monday, July 31, on the slip ramp from Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike) at Old Forty Foot Road to southbound Interstate 476 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County.

The work schedule and location are:

  • Monday, July 31, through mid-fall, the slip ramp from Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike) at Old Forty Foot Road to southbound Interstate 476 will be closed and detoured. Motorists will be directed to use the Pennsylvania Turnpike Lansdale Interchange to access southbound I-476.

On Thursday, July 27, from 8:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, the left turn only lane will be closed from eastbound Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike) to the slip ramp to southbound I-476 for construction activities related to the upcoming full closure. During the lane closure, eastbound Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike) motorists will still have access to the slip ramp using the left travel lane.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near or through the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent and subject to change.

PennDOT’s Route 309 Section HT2 project aims to enhance mobility and safety for motorists in Montgomery and Bucks counties. The project includes various improvements such as widening ramps, constructing new roadways, replacing culverts, upgrading traffic signals, and constructing multi-use trails. This is part of the larger Route 309 Connector Project, with one section completed in 2012 and the final section currently in design.

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Allan Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the $42.5 million Section HT2 project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Construction on the project is expected to finish in the fall of 2025.

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