Shoulder Widening Continues at I-476 North, MacDade Boulevard Interchange in Ridley Township

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is widening the shoulder on northbound Interstate 476 at MacDade Boulevard Interchange in Ridley Township, Delaware County, to enhance travel and safety. The following restrictions are in place:

  • Monday, May 8, through Friday, May 12, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, a lane closure is scheduled on northbound I-476 at the MacDade Boulevard Interchange; and
  • 8:00 PM Friday, May 12, through 3:00 PM Saturday, May 13, a lane closure is scheduled on northbound I-476 at the MacDade Boulevard Interchange.

Motorists may experience congestion and delays, so it’s recommended to allocate extra time when traveling in the work area.

The contractor will build a left turn lane, modernize traffic signals, and install updated curb ramps with respect to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requirements to improve sightlines for left turning vehicles and reduce the possibility of rear-end crashes at the Bullens Lane Intersection. Please note that these activities are weather-dependent.

Additionally, two dynamic message boards will be added on steel columns, and CCTV cameras will be installed on traffic signals along MacDade Boulevard between Bullens Lane and Fairview Road to improve connectivity.

Improvements include widening and realigning the westbound ramp from northbound I-476 to MacDade Boulevard, constructing auxiliary lanes on northbound I-476, and installing guiderails on sections of northbound I-476 to alleviate traffic congestion.

The existing pedestrian bridge over Crum Creek will be replaced with a new one adjacent to MacDade Boulevard.

The $16.2 million project is financed with 80% federal funds and 20% state funds, and is scheduled for completion in summer 2026. Allan Myers, LP, from Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor.

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