Nighttime Construction on Ridge Pike to Cause Traffic Delays in Plymouth Township

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PLYMOUTH TWP, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has highlighted ongoing construction efforts along Ridge Pike in Plymouth Township. This local Montgomery County project aims to address congestion, safety concerns, bridge infrastructure, pedestrian facilities, and stormwater management on a key corridor frequented by numerous drivers daily.

From Monday, May 6, through Thursday, May 16, motorists should prepare for weeknight lane closures between the hours of 7:00 PM and 6:00 AM. The affected stretch spans from Allan Wood Road to Chemical Road, with the closures facilitating sewer installation works. Travelers are encouraged to plan for additional travel time due to the anticipated backups and delays during these hours. The continuation of construction activities is dependent on weather conditions.

Central to this extensive project is the widening of a county-owned section of Ridge Pike. The plan includes the introduction of left turn lanes to the existing four-lane configuration, enhancements to pedestrian mobility, and updates to traffic signal systems. Additionally, efforts will target the rehabilitation of the Ridge Pike bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad.

Further emphasizing the project’s breadth, two state-owned bridges will undergo significant rehabilitation. The Ridge Pike bridge over Plymouth Creek and the bridge over Interstate 476 (Mid-County Expressway) are slated for comprehensive repairs and upgrades. These include concrete overlays, structural repairs, and drainage system maintenance aimed at extending the lifespan of these critical infrastructures.

Overseen by J. D. Eckman, Inc., based in Atglen Borough, Chester County, the project carries a $39.2 million price tag. Funding sources encompass county, state, and federal contributions. Motorists navigating this area over the coming weeks are advised to remain vigilant and accommodate the expected changes in traffic patterns.

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