Traffic Alert: Interstate 76 Lane Closures Ahead

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that milling and paving will initiate next week on Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway), as part of a $36.8 million project to resurface and restore nearly five miles of the interstate, alongside the associated on-and-off-ramps and 23 bridges from U.S. 1 South (City Avenue) to Interstate 676 (Vine Street Expressway) in Philadelphia. 

Important travel restrictions are necessary for motorists to plan ahead and avoid any inconvenience: 

Between Sunday, May 7th, and Tuesday, May 9th, from 9:00 PM until 4:00 AM the following morning, a right lane and shoulder closure will be in place on select segments of eastbound I-76 between the U.S. 1 South (Exit 339) and Girard Avenue (Exit 342) interchanges. A similar arrangement will be in place, between Wednesday, May 10th, and Thursday, May 11th, from 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM the following morning, along select segments of westbound I-76 between the Girard Avenue (Exit 342) and U.S. 1 (Exit 339) interchanges.

Plan for delays when traveling through work areas and allow extra time. All scheduled activities are subject to weather conditions.

As part of this contract, PennDOT will improve the I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway) in both directions. The project will include milling and overlaying the pavement, repairing or replacing concrete bases, shoulders and barriers as needed, realigning inlets at certain locations, replacing damaged signs, and performing bridge repairs, among other upgrades. Additional enhancements will involve installing new pavement markings, delineators, and rumble strips, all geared toward providing a smoother, safer ride.

The construction project, fully financed with federal funds, is being spearheaded by H&K Group, Inc. from Skippack, PA. The project is slated to conclude in late 2024.

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