The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced that bridge deck repair and inlet replacement will occur at night the first week of January 2024 on southbound Interstate 476 under a $63.7 million project to resurface, repair and improve nearly 17 miles of the interstate, the associated on-and-off ramps and bridges from Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) in West Conshohocken to Interstate 95 in Ridley Township.
Motorists are advised of the following travel restrictions:
- Tuesday, January 2, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, a single lane closure will be in place on various sections of northbound and southbound I-476 between the I-76 and I-95 interchangesOpens In A New Window; and
- Wednesday, January 3, through Friday, January 5, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, a single lane closure will be in place on sections of northbound and southbound I-476 between the I-76 and I-95 interchanges.
From PennDOT’s announcement:
Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will mill and overlay I-476 travel lanes and shoulders in both directions; perform repairs on 49 structures; improve 21 stormwater management basins to address existing rock slope stabilization issues; repair existing sound walls; replace inlets at select locations; and install new pavement markings, delineators, rumble strips, signage and guiderail.
The purpose of this project is to extend the design life and improve ride quality and safety of the interstate and improve the current condition of roadside elements such as stormwater basins, drainage inlets, slope stabilization, guiderail and signs that are in poor condition.
PennDOT advises those traveling on the Blue Route to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.