New Route 29 traffic pattern begins Monday
The improvement work will run through July 31
Motorists will encounter a new traffic pattern between the Pa. Turnpike Interchange and Atwater Drive.
EAST WHITELAND » Route 29 (Morehall Road) motorists will encounter a new traffic pattern between the Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange and Atwater Drive/General Warren Boulevard in East Whiteland and Charlestown townships, beginning on Monday. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the project will begin on Monday, July 2 and run through Tuesday, July 31, for construction activities related to an improvement project to reconstruct a portion of the highway. During this four-week operation, all Route 29 traffic will be shifted to the northbound side of the highway. Motorists will have two northbound lanes and one southbound lane available at all times.
Route 29 drivers, as well as motorists exiting the Pennsylvania Turnpike, are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this work zone because backups and slowdowns will occur during construction. All scheduled activities are weather-dependent.
Under this improvement project, crews are working to correct existing sinkhole and pavement subsidence issues. PennDOT is working to minimize future sinkhole problems by constructing geotechnical treatments and roadway drainage improvements to prevent surface water infiltration and provide structural support to the roadway. The project is scheduled to be completed this fall.
Allan A. Myers, LP, of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $2,592,555 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans and others, visit www.projects.penndot.gov. A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/ District6.
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