N. Gulph Road Lane Closures Weekdays for Overhead Bridge Construction in Upper Merion Township
October 1, 2022 – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that alternating right lane closures are planned on weekdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, in both directions on N. Gulph Road between 1st Avenue and U.S. 202 in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County for overhead bridge construction.
Thomas Road to Close October 5 for Several Weeks at PA Turnpike Overpass
October 1, 2022 – Thomas Road will be closed between Walker Road and Gulph Road on Wednesday, October 5, through Friday, October 21 for demolition of the existing Pennsylvania Turnpike overpass in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County.
Traffic will be detoured to Walker Road, Glenhardie Road, and Gulph Road.
Following the full closure, Thomas Road will be restricted to one lane throughout the end of the year for construction of the new overpass.
This project will widen and reconstruct two miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike from the Valley Forge Service Plaza (Milepost 324) to the Valley Forge Interchange (Milepost 326) in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County.
The existing four-lane roadway with a 10-foot median and 12-foot-wide shoulders will be converted into a six-lane facility with three 12-foot travel lanes in each direction, a 26-foot median, and 12-foot-wide outside shoulders.
The project also includes replacement of mainline bridges carrying the Turnpike over U.S. 422/N. Gulph Road, Glenhardie Road, and Thomas Road, plus lengthening of culverts, construction of sound barriers at certain locations, and construction of stormwater management facilities and other drainage improvements across the project.
The original project was six miles in length from the Route 29 Interchange (Milepost 320) to the Valley Forge Interchange (Milepost 326). Due to litigation and the current financial challenges facing the Commission, it was broken into two separate construction contracts: This project, plus a second contract for the western two thirds of the corridor from the Route 29 Interchange (Milepost 320) to the Valley Forge Service Plaza (Milepost 324). For more information on that project, go to www.patpconstruction.com/milepost-320-324/design-construction-details