Bridge inspections to close lanes on Schuylkill Expressway and Blue Route

PennDOT has announced that westbound Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) and southbound Interstate 476 (Blue Route) are among state highways restricted next week in Montgomery and Philadelphia counties for bridge inspections.

The work schedules and locations are:

  • Tuesday, April 27, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on westbound I-76 between the King of Prussia/Norristown and U.S. 202 interchanges in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County;
  • Thursday, April 29, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on southbound I-476 between the Norristown and I-76 interchanges in Plymouth Township and West Conshohocken Borough; and
  • Saturday, May 1, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on Spring Garden Street between Eakins Oval and 31st Street in Philadelphia.

All scheduled activities are weather-dependent.

The inspections are part of PennDOT’s program to inspect bridges at least once every two years. The inspections ensure the safety and overall condition of the structures.