Eastbound Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) will be reduced to one lane just east of the Route 23 Interchange in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, on Thursday and Friday nights (Oct. 10-11) for rock removal.
Crews will work at night to remove large rocks from the hillside adjacent to the expressway as part of PennDOT’s $2.3 million project to enhance safety along eastbound I-76 (Schuylkill Expressway). The contractor is currently removing loose rock in preparation for bolting the remaining rock in place as a preventative measure to keep rock from falling onto the expressway.
I-76’s eastbound right lane will be closed from 10 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 10) to 5 a.m. Friday (Oct. 11) and from 10 p.m. Friday (Oct. 11) to 9 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 12). In addition, intermittent five-minute traffic stoppages will occur on eastbound I-76 approaching the work area during the overnight operations.
Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel on I-76 east during this overnight work because slowdowns will occur.
Buckley and Company, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $2,284,286 project that is financed with 100 percent state funds. Construction is scheduled to finish in November.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on I-76 and other major highways before heading out.