Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The road (Rt. 23) to nowhere

Beware of driving on Rt. 23 in West Chonshohocken on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. A stretch of it will be closed for repaving.

The road (Rt. 23) to nowhere


It's a good thing I don't have to go to work on Saturday, because Rt. 23 in West Conshohocken is going to be closed for paving. Here's the skinny, just received in Montco Memo's inbox, from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

King of Prussia – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that crews are scheduled to work Saturday (May 18), weather permitting, to pave Route 23 (Front Street) in West Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County.

Crews will place the final asphalt overlay on Route 23 (Front Street) between Route 320 (Swedeland Road) and Matsonford Road this Saturday (May 18) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Flaggers will control traffic through the work area and motorists are advised to expect slowdowns during the paving operation.

The Route 23 (Front Street) resurfacing signals the near completion of the $4.8 million safety improvement project to realign the intersection of Route 23 (Front Street) and Balligomingo Road. PennDOT plans to reopen the newly realigned intersection by May 23.

To enhance travel and safety for the nearly 20,000 motorists who drive through the intersection each day, crews have worked the past two years to rebuild a 1,000-foot-long section of Route 23 (Front Street) between Route 320 (Swedeland Road) and Matsonford Road and construct a new 600-foot-long section of Balligomingo Road and move it 400 feet to the west to create the new “T” Intersection at Route 23 (Front Street).

Next week, crews are also scheduled to remove the temporary traffic signals that were erected for this project at the intersections of Trinity Road and Holstein Road (Route 320), and Trinity Road and Balligomingo Road...

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out. 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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