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April 9, 2014
Pa. Turnpike Resurfacing Project on Interstate 476 in Montgomery and Bucks Counties Begins this Week

Road work and reduced speeds may cause delays between Exits 31 and 44 through November.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) advises motorists using Interstate 476 between the Lansdale (Exit #31) and Quakertown (Exit #44) Interchanges to be prepared for traffic restrictions and reduced speeds going into effect on April 9, weather permitting.
A contract valued at $7.4 million was recently awarded to Blooming Glen Contractors, Inc., of Blooming Glen, Pa., the low-bidder, for the resurfacing of an 8.4 mile section of the Northeastern Extension (I-476). The contractor will complete the project in sections, establishing separate construction zones north of Lansdale to Quakertown. This project is 100% funded by toll dollars.
Resurfacing work will be done between mileposts A31.8 – A40.2 with roadway repairs needed at A43.9 plus roadwork at the Quakertown IC.  
Weather permitting on April 9 and April 10, the contractor will begin installing advance warning signs and traffic control devices to establish the first work zone between milepost A31.8 – A34 and begin shoulder reconstruction behind temporary concrete barrier and resurfacing work in the travel lanes.
Once completed, the contractor will continue the remaining resurfacing work and other construction-related activities north of milepost A34 to A40.2. Work on this project will also include miscellaneous repairs at milepost A43.9 and milling and paving on the ramps at the Quakertown Interchange (Exit #44) and the adjacent PennDOT Park-and-Ride lot. The anticipated completion date is early November 2014.

Construction-related activities on I-476 that require lane closures and reduced speeds will only occur during off-peak hours Mondays through Saturdays. Construction-zone speed limits are enforceable, and fines are increased. The contactor's schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.
Travel advisories will be posted at and on Highway Advisory Radio (1640 AM). In case of an emergency, motorists can dial *11 on their mobile phones to receive aid. Motorists should be prepared to give their milepost location and direction of travel and move their vehicle out of travel lanes if possible.
Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at The Turnpike's smartphone app, TRIP Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users so they can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. To download the free app, visit