Traffic Signal Construction on Bethlehem Pike to Cause Lane Closures, Expect Delays

Traffic Alert

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that traffic signal construction will continue next week along a 1.9-mile section of Bethlehem Pike in Springfield and Whitemarsh townships. This work is part of a larger safety improvement project.

From Monday, June 10, through Tuesday, July 2, lane closures will be in effect on Bethlehem Pike in both directions between Stenton Avenue/Paper Mill Road and Valley Green Road. These closures will occur weekdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning. Additionally, lane closures will also take place on Sundays from 5:00 PM to 5:00 AM beginning June 9 through June 30.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these areas as traffic backups and delays may occur. All construction activities are weather dependent.

Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will convert a section of Bethlehem Pike from an undivided four-lane road to a three-lane road with a two-way left turn lane. The project also includes modifying left-turn signal phasing, coordinating arterial signals, installing pedestrian countdown timers at select locations, adding retroreflective backplates for improved signal visibility, and milling and overlaying pavement along the corridor.

The intersections included in this safety upgrade are those at Flourtown Shopping Center Driveway, Mill Road, College Avenue, Bysher Avenue, Wissahickon Avenue, Haws Lane, Montgomery Avenue, Sunnybrook Road, and Hillcrest Avenue.

Highway Materials, Inc. of Flourtown, Pennsylvania, is the general contractor for the project, funded entirely by federal funds. Physical construction is expected to be completed this fall.

Drivers can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center. Stay updated on the latest news and information from MyChesCo with our free newsletter. Follow MyChesCo on Twitter at twitter.com/MyChesCo and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/MyChesCo.

READ:  Nighttime Construction on I-476 to Cause Delays Next Week

For the latest news on everything happening in Chester County and the surrounding area, be sure to follow MyChesCo on Google News and Microsoft Start.