Turnpike Milepost A31-A38 Project

Construction Update

Summer 2019

Bridge Deck and Pavement Construction Underway

Deck construction is underway this summer on the northbound and southbound sides of the new Turnpike bridge over the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek following the placement of deck beams in late spring.

Deck beams have been set on the bridge over Dietz Mill Road, with additional beam setting and deck construction on the bridges over Creamery and Schoolhouse roads scheduled for late summer.

Pavement construction also begins this summer starting at the southern end of the project while equipment operators complete the excavation of rock embankments on both sides of the Turnpike near Route 563 (Ridge Road) at the opposite end. Base paving operations will begin in July and will generally move from south to north.

Stormwater drainage continues to be installed as most of the project's drainage basins have been installed.

Paving crews may at times be working on both sides of the Turnpike and at night to keep the project on schedule. Pavement building for the new outside northbound and southbound third lane and shoulders is on schedule and expected to be completed by late November 2019.

The sound barrier wall along the southbound side adjacent to Yoder Road is nearly complete, with some finish work still underway.

Wall construction at three other locations – northbound approaching the Route 113 (Harleysville Pike) overpass; southbound between the Morwood Road overpass and Route 113 (Harleysville Pike); and northbound approaching Route 563 (Ridge Road) – remain at various stages of construction.

The next major stage of construction, which primarily consists of rebuilding the existing roadway and bridge structures, is scheduled to begin in late 2019 once work finishes on the new outside lanes and shoulders and two lanes of northbound and southbound traffic are shifted onto the new pavement.

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