UPPER MERION – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction will begin on Monday, January 18, to improve travel and safety on Route 320 (South Gulph Road) by improving the lane alignment Moved away from historic Hanging Rock between Upper Gulph Road and Arden Road in the parish of Upper Merion, Montgomery County.

From Monday, January 18 through November 2021, Route 320 (South Gulph Road) will be closed between Arden Road and Upper Gulph Road. During the 24/7 closure, motorists heading north on Route 320 (South Gulph Road) will be instructed to use Matsonford Road, Interstate 76 West to Route 320 / Gulph Mills Interchange and Balligomingo Road. Motorists on Southbound Route 320 (South Gulph Road) will be diverted via I-76 East to Conshohocken Interchange to Matsonford Road and Old Gulph Road.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area as backups and delays occur. The schedule is weather dependent and is subject to change.

Work on this project will be conducted in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the State Department of Health and a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan that includes protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, people and workplaces, cleaning protocols, Management of entries on site, special signing and appropriate training.

The scope of this project includes the reconstruction of the cantilever structure that runs Route 320 (South Gulph Road) over Gulph Creek. Elevation of Route 320 (South Gulph Road) profile to meet 100 year high water level requirements; and improving the junction of Route 320 (South Gulph Road) and Upper Gulph Road by adding a right turn south on Route 320 (South Gulph Road). This project also includes drainage improvements, ADA ramp installations and additional improvements to traffic signals, particularly at the intersection of Route 320 (South Gulph Road) and Arden Road.

Allan Myers, LP is the general contractor of the $ 8,180,888 project, which is 100 percent government funded. The entire project is expected to be completed in autumn 2021.

For a complete list of construction projects affecting state highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, visit www.penndot.gov/District6TrafficBulletin.

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