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Major Blue Route Repaving Project Rescheduled for September

A major construction project along the Blue Route (Interstate-476) in Delaware and Montgomery Counties has once again been rescheduled.

The project was originally set to begin on August 10 but was postponed and rescheduled for Friday. On Friday however, officials announced that the project was once again rescheduled, this time for September 5.

Officials say additional work has been added to the jobs of contractor Allan Myers that will need to be completed before equipment can be moved.

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.

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 between September and October. Drivers will face weeknight lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and should expect slowdowns.

You can check on the conditions of I-476 and other major roadways in our area by visiting the 511PA website. You can also visit the PennDOT website.

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