Beam Erection and Overnight Detours at Wentz Road August 8 & 9
August 7, 2012
Contact: Mimi Doyle at 610-239-4117
Public Information Manager - East
New Schedule for Beam Erection at Turnpike Bridge in Whitpain Townships
Overnight detours at Wentz Road will start August 8 and 9.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission reports that Wentz Road, Whitpain Township, will be closed to traffic for two nights from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. August 8 and 9 in the vicinity of the Turnpike mainline bridge. 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 Wentz Road will be closed and traffic detoured Wednesday, August 8 and Thursday, August 9 between Jolly Road and Cherry Lane from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. 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 nighttime detours. Local access on Wentz Road will be available to and from either direction to the bridge but not through the underpass while the detour is in effect. Motorists driving in the vicinity of the Turnpike bridge should be prepared for intermittent flagger controlled operations, limiting traffic to one lane 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
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