Thank Goodness: Lancaster Repaving Starts Wednesday

The project is scheduled to finish in late August.

Patch readers said the potholes on Route 30 in Berwyn were among the worst. (Patch file photo)
Patch readers said the potholes on Route 30 in Berwyn were among the worst. (Patch file photo)
The following was provided to Patch by PennDOT:

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will start construction Wednesday, July 9, on a $1.7 million project to resurface four miles of deteriorated pavement on U.S. Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) in Tredyffrin and Easttown townships, Chester County, with funding from the state’s new transportation plan (Act 89).

“Route 30 suffered extensive pavement damage during the past winter season and it is one of many state roads in our region that is being repaired this year because of the state’s increased transportation funding,” PennDOT District 6 Executive Les Toaso said.

In April, Gov. Tom Corbett announced that statewide, more than $2.1 billion in highway and bridge projects will begin in 2014, $600 million more than what would have been available without Act 89. More than 250 of roughly 900 projects are beginning this year due to Act 89, including 26 in the Philadelphia region.

Construction crews will remove Route 30’s (Lancaster Avenue) deteriorated riding surface and repave the four-lane roadway between its intersections with Route 252 and Old Eagle School Road. The resurfacing project is scheduled to be finish in late August.

The contractor will work Sundays through Thursdays from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, and on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel along this stretch of Route 30 (Lancaster Avenue) as slowdowns may occur during construction. 

Allan A. Myers, LP, of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $1,667,777 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds from the new transportation plan, Act 89. 

Funding provided by Act 89 will enable PennDOT to make significant progress in addressing major roadway, bridge and transit needs across the Philadelphia region, including the resurfacing of 100 miles of rough pavement and the rehabilitation of 28 deteriorated bridges in the five-county area.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly.


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