Overnight Construction on I-476 to Cause Traffic Delays Next Week

Traffic Alert

SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that nighttime construction activities will continue next week on Interstate 476, affecting travel and safety on the interstate, ramps, and bridges in Delaware and Montgomery counties.

From Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, lane closures will occur on sections of northbound I-476 between the I-95 and I-76 interchanges from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM for paving. Simultaneously, southbound I-476 will experience lane closures between the I-76 and Route 3 (West Chester Pike) interchanges during the same hours for concrete patching and guiderail replacement.

On Wednesday, July 10, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM, southbound I-95 will have a lane closure between the Prospect Park/Essington (Exit 9B-A) and I-476 (Exit 7) interchanges for stormwater management activities. That night, southbound I-476 will also see closures between the Route 3 (West Chester Pike) and MacDade Boulevard interchanges for similar stormwater work.

Daytime drivers should also prepare for disruptions. From Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane closures with flagging will occur at two I-476 underpasses for overhead bridge repair:

  • Reed Road between Marpit Road and Eagle Road in Marple and Springfield townships, Delaware County.
  • Baltimore Pike between Turner Road and Paper Mill Road in Nether Providence and Springfield townships, Delaware County.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these areas due to anticipated significant backups and delays. All scheduled activities are weather-dependent.

These closures are part of two major projects. A $63.7 million initiative aims to resurface, repair, and improve nearly 17 miles of I-476 from I-76 in West Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County, to I-95 in Ridley Township, Delaware County. Additionally, a $10.4 million project will install Variable Speed Limit (VSL) and Queue Warning (QW) systems over 14.5 miles to manage congestion and enhance traffic safety.

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