WEST WHITELAND TWP, PA — Lane and shoulder closures are scheduled on westbound Business U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) between Exton Square Parkway and Tabas Lane in West Whiteland Township, Chester County, on Monday, March 29, through Friday, April 2, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) installations under a project to install ITS improvements on U.S. 30 (Coatesville-Downingtown Bypass) and a 20-mile stretch of Business U.S. 30 from west of Route 10 (Octorara Trail) in West Sadsbury Township to the U.S. 30 (Coatesville-Downingtown Bypass) Interchange with U.S. 202 in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Additionally, motorists traveling U.S. 30 (Coatesville-Downingtown Bypass) may encounter periodic lane and shoulder closures from Compass Road in Parkesburg Borough to the Route 113 (Uwchlan Avenue) Interchange in Downingtown Borough. Weather permitting, these operations will take place weekdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, through the end of April.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent and subject to change.
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, and relevant training.
The purpose of the project is to improve traffic operations in advance of the U.S. 30 reconstruction and improvements project that is expected to begin sometime in the mid-2020s.
ITS improvements to be installed include variable message signs, traffic cameras and travel time readers which will aid the department in monitoring the flow of traffic, mitigating congestion, and handling emergency response during future construction operations. The new ITS devices will be connected into PennDOT’s fiber-optic communications system and will be managed from the department’s Regional Transportation Management Center (RTMC), located in the District 6-0 office in King of Prussia.
Bruce & Merrilees Electric Company, of New Castle, PA, is the general contractor on the $5,892,298 project which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. The entire project is expected to be completed this fall.
Chester County motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.
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