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Published on April 12, 2024
PECO Energy's Utility Work Prompts Road Closures, Traffic Delays in Philly Area CountiesSource: Unsplash/Jamie Street

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has rolled out the schedule for PECO Energy's upcoming utility work, and it's sure to put a wrinkle in your daily commute. The roads in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties are on PECO's to-do list, with several state highways earmarked for construction disruptions starting April 15. So, if you're plotting a route through these areas, plan for some red lights in your future.

Easttown Township in Chester County will see a month and a half of lane closures with flagging on Devon State Road from Spencer Road to Forest Hills Circle. These weekday disruptions are slated from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday, starting April 15 and wrapping by end the of May. Delaware County gets the longer straw, with lane closures on Macdade Boulevard, between Macdade Mall Boulevard and South Avenue in Glenolden Borough. These are in effect in both directions, every weekday, through the rest of the year.

Montgomery County isn't being spared either, with a scheduled lane closure on Route 238 (Spring Mill Road) for the same reasons. Motorists will need to navigate these changes between Wrenfield Road and County Line Road in Lower Merion Township during similar weekday hours. And if that's not enough, there's another planned lane closure to jot down. This one's on Township Line Road at the intersection with Summit Avenue in Jenkintown Borough, slated from mid-April to mid-October, again within the 9 AM to 3 PM weekday window.

Sound advice for drivers is to allow some extra time when cruising through these work areas. Backups and delays are a sure bet, as PECO Energy gets down to business under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit. Keep in mind, that all these dates and times are at the mercy of the weather. Check out the full breakdown of closures and restrictions at PennDOT's announcement for the nitty-gritty details, and maybe start practicing some zen for the stop-and-go ahead.