Beam Erection and Overnight Closures at Township Line and Wentz Roads July 24-26, Aug 1
July 24, 2012
Mimi Doyle at 610-239-4117
Public Information Manager - East
New Schedule for Beam Erection at Turnpike Bridges in Plymouth and Whitpain Townships
Overnight detours at Township Line Road and Wentz Road will start earlier July 24-26 and August 1.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission reports that Township Line Road, Plymouth Township will now be closed to traffic for two nights from 6 p.m. until 6 a.m. July 24 and 25 and Wentz Road, Whitpain Township, from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. July 26 and again on August 1 in the vicinity of the mainline Turnpike bridges. The overnight closures are necessary during the placement of steel beams on the overhead structures for the protection of the workers and motoring public.
The Turnpike underpass at Township Line Road will be closed and traffic detoured Tuesday, July 24 and Wednesday, July 25 between Walton Road and DeKalb Pike (State Route 202) from 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. Posted detour routes will direct traffic over Arch Street Road, Jolly Road and Union Meeting Road.
Wentz Road is now scheduled to be closed and detoured to traffic, Thursday, July 26 and August 1 from 7 p.m. – 6 a.m. between Jolly Road and Cherry Lane. Posted detour routes will direct traffic over Jolly Road, DeKalb Pike (State Route 202) and Cherry Lane.
Signs have been posted to alert motorists of the closure. Local access on Township Line Road and Wentz Road will be available to and from either direction to the bridges but not through the underpass during the closures. Motorists driving in the vicinity of the Turnpike bridges should be prepared for intermittent flagger controlled operations, limiting traffic to one lane at both bridges once the detour is lifted at 6 a.m.
The mainline Turnpike work is part of the total reconstruction project now under way on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) between the Mid-County Interchange and Berks Road (milepost A26). For more information on the construction project please visit the project website at: http://www.paturnpike.com/constructionprojects/mpA20toA31.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is committed to distributing complete, accurate and consistent travel information and providing exceptional customer service. Visit the Turnpike website at www.paturnpike.com for all Turnpike project updates. Be in the know before you go and call 866.976.TRIP (866.976.8747).
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