A $5.8 million project to repair and resurface nearly 5 miles of Route 3- West Chester Pike will begin Monday night September 15.
PennDOT will repair and repave the deteriorated riding surface on Route 3 (West Chester Pike) between Lawrence Road and the Philadelphia County line in Marple, Haverford and Upper Darby townships and Milbourne Borough. In addition, crews will paint new traffic lines and install new curb ramps.
Roadwork on West Chester Pike will start at Lawrence Road and proceed east. Crews will repair the road base and adjust utility manholes weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and pave the highway on Sundays through Thursdays from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The contractor will work Friday nights and Saturdays in the event work is postponed during the week because of rain.
Motorists traveling on West Chester Pike are advised to allow extra time during construction because slowdowns will occur when traffic is restricted to a single lane.
The resurfacing of West Chester Pike is expected to finish in mid-November. Construction to install new curb ramps along the highway will continue through September 2015.
This pavement improvement project is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett in November. Due to Act 89, more than $2.1 billion in statewide highway and bridge projects are beginning 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 the new transportation plan, including 26 in the Philadelphia region.
Of the more than 1,500 miles expected to be resurfaced because of Act 89 this year, nearly 120 are in the five-county Philadelphia region.