PennDOT announced motorists will encounter single-lane patterns with temporary stoppages in both directions on Route 611 (Easton Road) from just north of Home Depot Drive to Wyandotte Road in Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County, beginning at 9:00 PM Friday, August 10, through 5:00 AM Sunday, August 12, for the relocation of construction barriers and temporary line striping to establish a new traffic pattern for the project to rehabilitate two bridges on Route 611 (Easton Road), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
In addition, on Thursday, August 9, and Friday, August 10, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, motorists will encounter single-lane patterns with temporary stoppages in both directions on Route 611 (Easton Road) from just north of Home Depot Drive to Wyandotte Road.
Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel on Route 611 (Easton Road) through the work area while crews work to move traffic into a new pattern for the next stage of construction. The work schedule is weather dependent. These restrictions are necessary to advance this project into Stage 4, during which crews will focus their work on the middle section of the two bridges. During this stage, two travel lanes will be available for both northbound and southbound Route 611 (Easton Road).
Mainline bridge construction is scheduled to be completed in early September. Once the bridge work is finished, the contractor will utilize overnight lane closures for the resurfacing of Route 611 (Easton Road) in this area. Work on both bridges is being performed concurrently to minimize traffic impacts.
The final phase of the project involves repairs to bridge walls and abutments adjacent to two ramps at the Route 611/Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange, an operation that will result in overnight closures of the turnpike ramp to southbound Route 611 and the ramp to the Pennsylvania Turnpike from southbound Route 611.
Route 611 (Easton Road) motorists will continue to encounter lane closures and changing traffic patterns during this multi-stage project. Drivers must allow considerably more time for travel through the Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange during construction on the two bridges because northbound and southbound Route 611 (Easton Road) are reduced to one lane in areas from just north of Home Depot Drive to Wyandotte Road.