Motorists should plan on giving themselves a little extra time to get where they are going starting this weekend.
A major construction project will begin overnight Friday into Saturday along the Blue Route (Interstate-476) in Delaware and Montgomery Counties.
During the project, crews will repair and resurface deteriorated areas of I-476 in Haverford and Radnor Townships in Delaware County as well as in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County. It’s one of many projects in our area funded by the state’s new transportation plan.
Over the next two months, PennDOT crews will mill and pave I-476’s deteriorated pavements at the following locations:
- Northbound travel lanes between the Route 3 (West Chester Pike) and U.S. Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) interchanges in Delaware County
- Northbound right lane from the Delaware County line to the Montgomery Avenue overpass, just south of the Interstate 76 Interchange in Montgomery County
- Northbound middle lane at the Montgomery Avenue overpass in Montgomery County
- Southbound right lane from the County Line Road overpass to the Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) Interchange in Delaware County
- Southbound middle and right lanes from just south of the Marple Road overpass to the Route 3 (West Chester Pike) Interchange in Delaware County
- Southbound middle lane at Marple Road in Delaware County
- Southbound acceleration lane and right lane from the Interstate 76 East on-ramp to the Delaware County line
Construction on those sections is expected to be completed by late September. Drivers will face weeknight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and should expect slowdowns.
The project was set to begin earlier in the week. PennDOT officials said the project to repave and resurface the Blue Route was pushed back to Friday night because of a change of schedule by contractor Allan A. Myers.