Traffic Alert: Stormwater Upgrades to Impact Commutes Across Philadelphia Region

Lane closuresImage by Ralf Vetterle

SOUTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced a comprehensive $14.9 million initiative aimed at bolstering stormwater management across numerous state highways in the Philadelphia area, promising significant improvements but also imminent traffic disruptions.

Starting Monday, May 13, through late June, travelers can expect weekday lane closures on Route 213 (Old Lincoln Highway/Maple Avenue) from Woodbourne Road to Wheeler Way in Bucks County. The closures, scheduled between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, are essential for stormwater replacement efforts in Middletown Township.

Similarly, in Delaware County, southbound U.S. 202 (Wilmington Pike) will see lane reductions between U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) and Hillman Drive in Chadds Ford and Concord townships, lasting from May 13 through May 24. Additionally, Joshua Road in Montgomery County’s Whitemarsh Township will undergo paving that requires lane closures from May 13 through May 17.

Motorists navigating these routes are advised to budget additional travel time into their schedules as backups and delays are anticipated. PennDOT has underscored that the timing of these operations is contingent upon favorable weather conditions.

Highway Materials, Inc., based in Flourtown, Montgomery County, leads this state-funded project which spans over 90 state highways in the five-county region.

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