Daytime Lane Closures for Traffic Signal Work
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2017
U.S. 1 (City Avenue) Daytime Lane Closures for Traffic Signal Work in Philadelphia and Montgomery County
King of Prussia, PA – Lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 (City Avenue) between Cardinal Avenue and Belmont Avenue in Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, on Monday, June 12, though Friday, June 16, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for traffic signal installations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.
The work is part of a $2.9 million project to improve travel and safety on a three-mile section of U.S. 1 (City Avenue) between Interstate 76 and U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue), by installing adaptive traffic signals to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety along the corridor. The project is scheduled to finish in November 2017.
PennDOT’s contractor is upgrading and fully modernize 17 signalized intersections along U.S. 1 (City Avenue) with a new wireless communication system to better accommodate traffic flow. The improvements also include the installation of new pedestrian push buttons, traffic signal heads, pavement markings, overhead street signs, and 74 new ADA curb ramps.
In addition to installing adaptive traffic signals, PennDOT’s contractor is performing various other roadway improvements on U.S. 1 (City Avenue), including a new left turn and lane configurations at Cardinal Avenue to improve traffic and safety at that intersection.
Armour & Sons Electric Inc., of Langhorne, Bucks County, is the general contractor on the $2,895,674 project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
The City Avenue Special Services District was responsible for initiating this transportation improvement project and advancing it by obtaining a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant for the acquisition and installation of new traffic-adaptive signal equipment, and financing the engineering design of the new signal system.
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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