Preliminary Design began in Spring 2012 on the future reconstruction and six-lane widening of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) between mileposts 312 and 316. The project begins just west of the Downingtown Interchange (Milepost 312) and extends east to the Valley Hill Road overhead bridge. The five-mile project corridor traverses Upper Uwchlan, Uwchlan, West Pikeland, and Charlestown Townships in Chester County.
An Open House Plans Display was held in May 2014 to introduce the Preliminary Design Plans to the public. At the time of the Open House the project limits extended from milepost 312 to milepost 319. Since this time the project has been divided into two projects (milepost 312 to milepost 316 and milepost 316 to milepost 319).
This project is in Final Design and upon completion will upgrade the existing four-lane facility to a six-lane facility (three 12-foot travel lanes westbound and three eastbound) with 12-foot inside and outside shoulders. Between 2010 and 2013, two overhead bridges, Bodine Road and Valley Hill Road (SR 1021) were replaced within the project limits. Construction for the mainline reconstruction project is anticipated to begin in 2023.
Pennsylvania Turnpike Total Reconstruction and Widening Project, MP 312-316
Began in 2012
Overhead Bridge Replacement Construction:
Began early 2010; completed late 2013