Pavement Repair on 50 Highways Across Philadelphia Region: What Commuters Need to Know

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KING OF PRUSSIA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced a broad-scale effort to repair deteriorating pavement on more than 50 state highways next week across the Philadelphia region. The extensive operation is poised to affect everyday travel for countless commuters.

Crews from PennDOT, both maintenance and contractors, will be dispatched to various locations in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. This work is part of PennDOT’s ongoing commitment to maintaining and improving the region’s infrastructure, ensuring safer and smoother travel for all road users.

In Bucks County, repairs are scheduled on roads from Bristol Road in Warrington and Warminster townships to Geigel Hill Road in Tinicum Township. In Chester County, major thoroughfares such as U.S. 30, U.S. 202, and Route 41 are among those targeted for improvement.

Delaware County commuters can anticipate work on well-traveled routes like U.S. 1, U.S. 202, and Route 3. In Montgomery County, Interstates I-476 and U.S. 422 are included in the repair plans. Philadelphia County will see improvements on I-95 and U.S. 1 (Roosevelt Boulevard), among other roads.

These repair operations will necessitate intermittent lane closures and may cause potential slowdowns. Motorists are advised to remain alert to these moving operations and to expect possible delays when driving near work crews.

PennDOT is urging drivers to slow down in the work zones and refrain from distracted driving to ensure the safety of both themselves and the workers. It’s not just a matter of courtesy; it’s also the law. Pennsylvania’s Move Over Law requires drivers approaching an emergency response area who are unable to safely merge into a lane further away from the response area to slow to at least 20 mph less than the posted speed limit.

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In addition to these planned repairs, PennDOT encourages motorists to report potholes and other roadway concerns on state roads. This can be done by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD or visiting the PennDOT website and clicking on “Submit Concern.” Proactive reporting by motorists can help PennDOT crews address issues more quickly, improving road safety and comfort for all users.

The maintenance and repair of roads and bridges are a never-ending task, but it’s a vital one. These repairs will ultimately result in a safer, smoother driving experience for everyone who travels on these roads. So while there may be some short-term inconvenience, the long-term benefits will be significant.

Remember, these activities are weather-dependent, so adverse conditions could lead to rescheduling. As always, patience and caution are advised when traveling through work zones.

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