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HIGH-FRICTION RESURFACING SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK ON TWO STATE HIGHWAYS IN CHESTER AND MONTGOMERY COUNTIES

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King of Prussia, PA – Lane closures are scheduled next week on Rock Raymond Road in East Brandywine Township, Chester County, and Rock Hill Road in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County for high-friction resurfacing operations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule is:
• Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane closures are scheduled on Rock Raymond Road between Dowlin Forge Road and Hilltop Drive; and
• Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane closures are scheduled on Rock Hill Road between Belmont Avenue and Route 23 (Conshohocken State Road).
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
The work is part of a $4.8 million resurfacing project to improve travel and safety on 25 state highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, by installing a high-friction surface treatment to provide increased friction and grip on pavements in wet and dry conditions.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.

PENNDOT REOPENS ROUTE 282 (CREEK ROAD) BRIDGE OVER BRANCH OF BRANDYWINE CREEK IN CHESTER COUNTY

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King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today reopened the bridge carrying Route 282 (Creek Road) over a branch of Brandywine Creek in East Brandywine Township, Chester County.

Over the last three months, PennDOT’s contractor worked to replace the existing one-span reinforced concrete slab bridge with a new concrete rigid frame system. The work also included resurfacing of the bridge approaches, installation of new approach guide rail and upgrade of all safety features. The new structure is 17 feet long and 31 feet wide.
Built in 1923, the original bridge was 17 feet long and 26 feet wide, and carried an average of 2,571 vehicles a day. With the new structure in place, the posted weight restrictions were removed.
The replacement of the bridge carrying Route 282 (Creek Road) over a branch of Brandywine Creek was performed under PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to rehabilitate seven structurally-deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and replace six structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties.
The bridges/culverts currently under construction include:
• MacDade Boulevard over the Muckinipattis Creek in Glenolden Borough, Delaware County;
• White Horse Road over a branch of Pickering Creek in Schuylkill Township, Chester County;
• Rocky Ridge Road over a branch of Tohickon Creek in Richland Township, Bucks County; and
• State Road over a branch of Cooks Creek in Springfield Township, Bucks County.
Structures completed under this project include:
• Route 113 (Souderton Road) over Mill Creek in Hilltown Township, Bucks County;
• Henry Avenue over Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia;
• The historic Loux Covered Bridge over Cabin Run on Carver-Wismer Road in Bedminster Township, Bucks County;
• Oxford Valley Road over U.S. 1 in Falls, Lower Makefield and Middletown townships, Bucks County;
• Route 663 (Layfield Road) bridge over Green Lane Reservoir Creek in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County;
• Edenton Road bridge over Rattlesnake Run in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County;
• Torresdale Avenue bridge over Academy Road in Philadelphia; and
• Route 82 (Doe Run Road) over a branch of Sucker Run in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on this project that is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in August 2018.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK ON SEVERAL STATE HIGHWAYS FOR GUIDE RAIL REPAIR IN CHESTER COUNTY

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King of Prussia, PA – Travel restrictions are scheduled next week on several state highways in Chester County for guide rail repair, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule is:
• Monday, April 9, through Wednesday, April 11, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, temporary lane closures are scheduled in both directions on U.S. 30 between the Route 10 (Octorara Trail) and Airport Road interchanges in Sadsbury, West Caln, Caln, Valley and West Whiteland townships and City of Coatesville, Chester County;
• Monday, April 9, through Wednesday, April 11, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, temporary lane closures are scheduled in both directions on U.S. 30 between the Airport Road and Reeceville Road interchanges in Sadsbury, West Caln, Caln, Valley and West Whiteland townships and City of Coatesville, Chester County;
• Monday, April 9, through Wednesday, April 11, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, temporary lane closures are scheduled in both directions on U.S. 30 between the Reeceville Road and U.S. 322 interchanges in Sadsbury, West Caln, Caln, Valley and West Whiteland townships and City of Coatesville, Chester County;
• Monday, April 9, through Wednesday, April 11, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, temporary lane closures are scheduled in both directions on U.S. 30 between the U.S. 322 and Quarry Road interchanges in Sadsbury, West Caln, Caln, Valley and West Whiteland townships and City of Coatesville, Chester County;
• Monday, April 9, through Wednesday, April 11, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, temporary lane closures are scheduled in both directions on U.S. 30 between the Quarry Road and U.S. 202 interchanges in Sadsbury, West Caln, Caln, Valley and West Whiteland townships and City of Coatesville, Chester County;
• Wednesday, April 11, through Friday, April 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, temporary lane closures are scheduled in both directions on U.S. 1 (Kennett Oxford Bypass) between the Route 796 (Jennersville Road) and Guernsey Road interchanges in Penn and London Grove townships, Chester County;
• Wednesday, April 11, through Friday, April 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, temporary lane closures are scheduled in both directions on U.S. 1 (Kennett Oxford Bypass) between the Guernsey Road and Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) interchanges in London Grove Township, Chester County;
• Wednesday, April 11, through Friday, April 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, temporary lane closures are scheduled in both directions on U.S. 1 (Kennett Oxford Bypass) between the Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) and Newark Road interchanges in London Grove and New Garden townships, Chester County;
• Wednesday, April 11, through Friday, April 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, temporary lane closures are scheduled in both directions on U.S. 1 (Kennett Oxford Bypass) between the Newark Road and Mill Road interchanges in New Garden Township, Chester County; and
• Wednesday, April 11, through Friday, April 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, temporary lane closures are scheduled in both directions on U.S. 1 (Kennett Oxford Bypass) between the Mill Road and Route 82 (Unionville Road) interchanges in New Garden, East Marlborough, and Kennett townships, Chester County.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.