Nighttime Lane Closures on I-476 to Impact Traffic

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SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that nighttime construction activities will continue on Interstate 476 under two separate projects aimed at improving travel and safety. These efforts will affect sections of the interstate, including associated on-and-off ramps and bridges in Delaware and Montgomery counties.

From Monday, June 24, through Friday, June 28, lane closures will be in place from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM on both northbound and southbound I-476 between the I-95 and I-76 interchanges. These closures are necessary for paving and guiderail replacement. Additionally, on Thursday, June 27, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, periodic lane closures will occur on sections of northbound or southbound I-476 for stormwater management activities.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these work areas, as significant backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities depend on weather conditions.

The paving and guiderail replacement are part of a $63.7 million project. This initiative seeks to resurface, repair, and improve nearly 17 miles of the interstate stretching from I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) in West Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County, to I-95 in Ridley Township, Delaware County.

The stormwater management activities fall under a separate $10.4 million project. This project focuses on installing and integrating Variable Speed Limit (VSL) and Queue Warning (QW) systems. These systems aim to better manage congestion and enhance traffic safety operations along approximately 14.5 miles of I-476 in Delaware and Montgomery counties.

Motorists should plan for potential delays and consider alternate routes if possible. While the nighttime work may cause temporary inconvenience, these improvements are essential for ensuring the long-term safety and efficiency of one of the region’s key transportation routes.

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