U.S. 1 (City Avenue) Lane Restrictions Scheduled Next Week
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2016
U.S. 1 (City Avenue) Lane Restrictions Scheduled Next Week in Philadelphia and Montgomery County
King of Prussia, PA – Lane restrictions are scheduled next week on U.S. 1 (City Avenue) between Wynnewood Avenue and 63rd Street, and between Cardinal Avenue and Lapsley Avenue in Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, on Monday, September 19, through Friday, September 23, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for construction related to a $2.9 million safety improvement project along U.S. 1 (City Avenue), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
PennDOT’s contractor will work the next 15 months 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.
Crews will upgrade 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 will perform 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.
During construction, U.S. 1 (City Avenue) motorists can expect to face lane restrictions and possible slowdowns Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM while upgrades are performed at each intersection.
Armor & Sons Electric Inc., of Langhorne, Bucks County, is the general contractor on the $2,895,674 project, which is financed with 100 percent federalfunds.
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.
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