FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2017
King of Prussia, PA – Weekday right lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 (City Avenue) between Lapsley Lane and Bala Avenue in Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, on Monday, March 27, through Friday, March 31, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for traffic signal upgrades and curb ramp installations related to a $2.9 million safety improvement project, 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 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.
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.
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