Traffic Shift Alert: New Traffic Pattern on Westbound Route 73 (Skippack Pike) in Whitpain Township

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WHITEPAIN TOWNSHIP, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that roadway reconstruction is scheduled on Route 73 (Skippack Pike) under a $56.5 million project to widen and reconstruct a 2.8-mile section of U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) in East Norriton and Whitpain townships, Montgomery County.

The work schedule and location are:

  • Beginning Monday, August 28, a traffic shift is planned on westbound Route 73 (Skippack Pike) between 2nd Street and U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike). The new traffic pattern is expected to remain in place until summer 2024.

Motorists are advised to allow more time for travel near the work area because backups and slowdowns may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

PennDOT is undertaking a significant U.S. 202 improvement project that involves reconstructing and widening the road, adding bicycle lanes and sidewalks, and implementing various additional improvements such as culvert reconstruction, sound walls, traffic signals, and drainage enhancements. The project also integrates Intelligent Transportation Systems and includes wetland mitigation measures.

James D. Morrissey, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 80% federal and 20% state funds. Construction on the entire project is expected to be completed in fall 2024.

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