King of Prussia, PA – Lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Newark Road between Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) and New Garden Road on Monday, August 21, through Saturday, August 26, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for widening activities as part of a project to improve travel and safety at the intersection of Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) and Newark Road in New Garden Township, Chester County. The project is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays may occur. The work schedule is weather dependent.
Under this intersection improvement project, PennDOT is widening the travel lanes; resurfacing the intersection; adding left turn lanes; removing right turn lanes on Newark Road to improve safety; upgrading the existing traffic signal; and installing a new crosswalk, pedestrian push buttons, ADA curb ramps, guide rail, drainage and stormwater management features.
Allan A. Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $1,405,777 project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
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