Traffic Shift on Ridge Pike to Cause Delays in Plymouth Township

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PLYMOUTH TWP, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that a traffic shift will begin on Ridge Pike in Plymouth Township as part of a significant local project aimed at improving congestion, safety, and infrastructure.

Starting Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning, weeknight lane closures are planned in both directions on Ridge Pike between Allan Wood Road and Chemical Road for the installation of the traffic shift. Once the shift is in place, all traffic will move to northbound Ridge Pike while construction occurs in the southbound direction. This traffic shift will remain until approximately summer 2025.

Motorists should allow extra time when traveling through the work area as backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

The project aims to widen a county-owned section of Ridge Pike, add left turn lanes, improve pedestrian facilities, and modernize traffic signals. Additionally, the Ridge Pike bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad will be rehabilitated.

Two state-owned bridges will also undergo substantial rehabilitation:

  • For the Ridge Pike bridge over Plymouth Creek, work includes a concrete overlay on the bridge deck, repairs to steel and concrete substructures, guiderail repairs, replacement of approach slabs and joint seals, and construction of stone slope walls at both bridge abutments.
  • The Ridge Pike bridge over Interstate 476 (Mid-County Expressway) will see repairs to steel rocker bearings, concrete barriers, and substructures. It will also receive a concrete overlay on the bridge deck, replacement of approach slabs and joint seals, and drainage system cleaning.
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J. D. Eckman, Inc., based in Atglen Borough, Chester County, is the contractor for this $39.2 million project, which aims to enhance travel and safety along Ridge Pike between Belvoir Road and Chemical Road. Construction is financed through county, state, and federal funds.

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