RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that nighttime bridge repair on Interstate 476 is set to continue next week. This comes under a major $63.7 million project aimed at resurfacing, repairing, and improving nearly 17 miles of the interstate, including associated on-and-off ramps and bridges from Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) in West Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County, to Interstate 95 in Ridley Township, Delaware County.
Motorists need to be aware of an upcoming travel restriction from Sunday, November 19, through Tuesday, November 21. A lane closure will be in effect on southbound I-476 between the Route 3 (Upper Darby/Broomall) and I-95 interchanges for bridge deck repair from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these work areas due to potential backups and delays. All scheduled activities are subject to weather conditions.
This extensive project, undertaken by PennDOT’s contractor, H&K Group, Inc. of Skippack, PA, will include milling and overlaying I-476 travel lanes and shoulders in both directions. Repairs will be performed on 49 structures, and improvements will be made to 21 stormwater management basins to address existing rock slope stabilization issues. Other works include repairing existing sound walls, replacing inlets at select locations, and installing new pavement markings, delineators, rumble strips, signage, and guiderail.
The overarching goal of this project is to extend the design life and enhance ride quality and safety of the interstate. The plan also aims to improve the current condition of roadside elements such as stormwater basins, drainage inlets, slope stabilization, guiderail, and signs that are presently in poor condition.
Financed with 100 percent federal funds, work on the entire project is anticipated to be completed by late 2025. This project represents a significant investment in the region’s infrastructure, promising to deliver improved safety and ride quality for motorists.
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