Construction Update: Winter 2024
Stage 2 Construction to Widen Turnpike Underway East of Downingtown
Winter 2024 – Preparation and set up of a safe work zone wrapped up this fall under the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s $214 million project to widen and reconstruct 4.5 miles of the Turnpike (I-76) between mileposts 312 and
316 in Upper Uwchlan, Uwchlan, West Pikeland, and Charlestown townships, in Chester County.
Following the work zone set-up in late fall, the contractor began Stage 2 construction which includes:
- Excavating and reconstructing the new eastbound and westbound outside lanes and shoulders (see right)
- Installing stormwater drainage pipes and inlets and drainage basins
- Constructing new sound walls along the westbound shoulder between mileposts 313.4 and 313.9
- Constructing retaining walls in both directions to support Turnpike widening
- Constructing the outside sections of new bridges over the Downingtown Interchange ramps, Conestoga Road (PA 401), and Pine Creek Road
Two new sediment basins on the westbound side of the highway near Davis Road have been completed (see below).
Nightly lane closures may be in place periodically on Monday through Friday from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning in both directions on the Turnpike for Stage 2 construction to widen and perform other work in the eastbound and westbound shoulder