PennDOT to Begin Route 420 Intersection Safety Improvement Project in Ridley Township

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced it will start construction next week on a $420,000 project to enhance travel and safety through the intersection between Route 420 and Franklin Avenue in Ridley Township, Delaware County.

In accordance with this safety improvement project, the contractor will enhance the turning radius for vehicles accessing from Franklin Avenue onto northbound Route 420. The project will also include the installation of new pavement markings, signing, stop bars, and crosswalks. The refurbishment of outdated signal equipment such as traffic signals, pedestrian signals, and lighting at the intersection will also be carried out. Sidewalk and ADA curb ramps will be replaced too.

Utility and initial construction activities for the project will take place between Monday, May 8, and Friday, June 2, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. From its commencement, this work will prompt a weekday lane closure on Route 420 (Kedron Avenue) at the intersection with Franklin Avenue. Delay and backup warnings are in place, hence, motorists are advised to allow additional time while traveling through the work area due to the scheduled activities being weather dependent.

Armour & Sons Electric of Langhorne, PA, is the chief contractor on the project. The project is on schedule to be completed this summer.

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