PennDOT to Improve Travel on Baltimore Avenue and Springfield Road in Delaware County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, April 14, 2015, PennDOT – King of Prussia, PA

PennDOT to Improve Travel on Baltimore Avenue and Springfield Road in Delaware County
Both Roads Will Remain Open to Traffic During Construction

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will start construction Monday, April 27, on a $4.1 million project to improve traffic flow and safety by upgrading and synchronizing 20 signalized intersections along a three-mile section of Baltimore Avenue and a half-mile section of Springfield Road in Springfield and Upper Darby townships, and Clifton Heights, Lansdowne and East Lansdowne boroughs, Delaware County. The project is scheduled to finish in May 2016.

Crews will work the next 13 months to fully modernize 17 signalized intersections on Baltimore Avenue and three on Springfield Road, and install more than 80 ADA curb ramps.

Traffic signals will be improved at the following cross streets along Baltimore Avenue: Bishop Avenue, Delmar Road, Oak Avenue, Church Street, Springfield Road, Diamond Street, SEPTA Route 102 trolley tracks, Marple Avenue, Jackson Avenue, Scottdale Road/Burmont Avenue, Martin Drive/Mansfield Avenue, Lansdowne Avenue, Wycombe Avenue, Union Avenue, Giant Supermarket, Penn Boulevard/Fourth Street, and Church Lane. Improvements to cross streets along Springfield Road include Broadway Avenue, West Madison Avenue and West Maryland Avenue/Pennsylvania Avenue/Woodlawn Avenue/Clifton Avenue.

The new traffic signal system will be connected to the existing fiber optic network which will improve traffic flow along both state highways.

In addition, PennDOT’s contractor will widen Baltimore Avenue’s intersections at Bishop Avenue, Springfield Avenue and Lansdowne Avenue to further improve traffic flow at the three locations.

On Monday, April 27, through Friday, May 1, there will be lane restrictions on Baltimore Avenue at Springfield Avenue in Clifton Heights Borough, and at Bishop Avenue in Springfield Township from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for sign installations.

During the course of construction, motorists can expect to face lane closures and possible slowdowns Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Lenni Electric Corp. of West Chester, Pa., is the general contractor on the $4,159,459.90 project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.
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