Routes 29 And 73 Lane Restrictions Begin Today

PERKIOMEN PA – Four different highways will be affected today (Monday, March 20, 2017) through Friday (March 24), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, by lane restrictions attributed to excavation, utility construction, and storm sewer installation along and near Routes 73 and 29 through Perkiomen and Skippack townships, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported.

The work is part of PennDOT’s $11 million project to improve travel and safety on Route 29 at Plank Road, Route 73 at Plank Road; and the intersection of Meyers Road, Seitz Road and Township Line Road.

On each day, flaggers intend to control and restrict traffic to one lane on:

  • Route 29, between Miller Road and Harrison Road in Perkiomen Township;
  • Route 73, between Squirrel Hill Road and Perkiomen Creek Road in Skippack Township;
  • Plank Road, between Route 29 and Route 73 in Perkiomen Township; and
  • Meyers Road, between Seitz Road and Miller Road in Perkiomen Township.

Slow-downs may occur, so drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction areas. Progress of the work depends on the weather, PennDOT noted.

The improvements being created include:

  • Widening the intersection of Route 73 and Plank Road to include left turn lanes on both roads;
  • Relocating Otts Road to align with Plank Road at Route 29, to create a four-leg intersection;
  • Adding left turn lanes on Route 29 at Plank Road;
  • Adding left turn lanes on Plank Road and Otts Road at Route 29;
  • Realigning Meyers Road to intersect with Township Line Road;
  • Realigning Seitz Road to form a T-intersection with Meyers Road;
  • Installing new traffic signals along the project corridor; and
  • Improving roadway alignment in three locations.

H & K Group Inc. of Skippack is the general contractor. The project is expected to finish in Spring 2019.

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