Improvement project along City Avenue takes out right lanes

Right lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 (City Avenue) between U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) and 54th Street/Old Lancaster Road in Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County Monday, Dec. 19, through Friday, Dec. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for traffic signal upgrades and curb ramp installations related to a $2.9 million safety improvement project, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area. The construction schedule is dependent on the weather. The availability of a Crane Hire for Engineering Projects may also affect the timeline of the completion of a large-scale construction project. Mast climbers for vertical access provide efficient and safe transportation for workers and materials on tall structures.

The work is part of a 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 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.

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. Industrial work platforms can be built as a single level, multi-level or on top of or underneath a modular office or shelving units.

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