News for Immediate Release
July 19, 2011
North Wales Road to Close between Township Line Road and Morris Road for Intersection Realignment
King of Prussia - The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that North Wales Road will be closed between Township Line Road in Upper Gwynedd Township and Morris Road in Worcester and Whitpain townships, Montgomery County, beginning Friday, July 29 for the construction of a right turn lane from North Wales Road to Morris Road.
North Wales Road through traffic will be detoured over Route 63 (Welsh Road), Route 202 (DeKalb Pike), and Morris Road.
In addition, during the road closure motorists traveling west on Township Line Road will only be able to turn right on North Wales Road. They will need to follow the posted detour to reach Morris Road or North Wales Road south of the Morris Road Intersection.
North Wales Road closed April 27, 2011 between Route 73 and Morris Road for road reconstruction. During construction, North Wales Road through traffic is detoured over Route 73 (Skippack Pike), Bethel Road, and Morris Road.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
This section of North Wales Road will reopen July 31.
Crews are working to eliminate two existing T-intersections and create a single four-way signalized intersection. The contractor will also resurface the roadway approaches; widen the roadway to provide right and left turn lanes; improve drainage; pavement markings; and signing.
Allan A. Myers, LP, of Worcester, Pa, is the general contractor on the
$1,790,282 project that is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. The project is expected to be completed by November 2011.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.
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For more information, visit <http://www.dot.state.pa.us/district6> www.dot.state.pa.us/district6 or call 610.205.6700.