Roads scholar: The I-76 rock edition

This in from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. whom we like to call PennDOT.

Eastbound I-76 Nighttime Lane Closure Scheduled in Montgomery County for Traveler SafetyImprovement

King of Prussia – Eastbound Interstate 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) will be reduced to one lane just east of the Route 23 Interchange in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County at night on Wednesday and Thursday (Nov. 20-21) from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning. The eastbound right lane will be closed during this time to stabilize the adjacent rocky hillside.

Crews will work at night to drill anchor bolts and pin a wire mesh on the hillside adjacent to eastbound I-76 to keep rock from falling onto the expressway. This nighttime operation, which will continue through mid-December, is part PennDOT’s $2.3 million project to enhance traveler safety along a half-mile section of the expressway.

PennDOT’s contractor began construction in August to stabilize the hillside by removing loose rock, bolting the remaining rock in place and pinning a wire mesh over the embankment.