PennDOT schedules lane restrictions on Routes 29, 73

PennDOT announced Thursday that daytime lane restrictions are scheduled next week in Montgomery County.

Lane restrictions are scheduled to take place on Route 29 (Gravel Pike) and Meyers Road in Perkiomen Township, and Route 73 (Skippack Pike) in Skippack Township for utility and construction activities related to an $11.2 million safety improvement project.

The work schedule is:

•Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Route 29 (Gravel Pike) will be reduced to a single lane between Miller Road and Harrison Road in Perkiomen Township, for utility relocation;

•Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Meyers Road will be reduced to a single lane between Seitz Road and Miller Road in Perkiomen Township, for storm sewer installation; and

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•Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Route 73 (Skippack Pike) will be restricted to a single lane between Squirrel Hill Road and Perkiomen Creek Road in Skippack Township, for subbase and paving operations.

During construction, all traffic will be controlled by flagging. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction areas because slowdowns will occur.

In addition to the lane restrictions, the following long-term closures were put in place on May 2, on Plank Road and Otts Road in Perkiomen and Skippack townships:

•Plank Road is closed and detoured between Route 29 (Gravel Pike) and Route 73 (Skippack Pike) through October 2017. Plank Road motorists are being detoured over Route 29 (Gravel Pike), Haldeman Road and Route 73 (Skippack Pike); and

•Otts Road is closed and detoured between Miller Road and Route 29 (Gravel Pike) through May 2019. Otts Road motorists are being directed to use Route 29 (Gravel Pike), Bridge Street, Wartman Road, Township Line Road, Seitz Road and Meyers Road.

The work is part of PennDOT’s project to improve travel and safety at the intersection of Route 29 (Gravel Pike) at Plank Road/Otts Road; the intersection of Route 73 (Skippack Pike) at Plank Road; and the Meyers Road, Seitz Road and Township Line Road intersection in Skippack, Perkiomen and Limerick Townships.