New Route 29 traf­fic pat­tern be­gins Mon­day

The im­prove­ment work will run through July 31

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Mo­torists can check con­di­tions on more than 40,000 road­way miles by vis­it­ing www.511PA. com. 511PA, which is free and avail­able 24 hours a day, pro­vides traf­fic de­lay warn­ings, weather fore­casts, traf­fic speed in­for­ma­tion and ac­cess to more than 860 traf­fic cam­eras. 511PA is also avail­able through a smart­phone ap­pli­ca­tion for iPhone and An­droid de­vices, by call­ing 5-1-1, or by fol­low­ing re­gional Twit­ter alerts ac­ces­si­ble on the 511PA web­site.

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