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Published on May 10, 2024
PennDOT to Resurface 200 Miles of Highways in Philadelphia Region, Commuters to Face DelaysSource: Google Street View

Heads up, Philly drivers! Get ready to hit the brakes and expect some delays as PennDOT gears up to smooth out your rides with extensive resurfacing work across the five-county Philadelphia region. Starting next week, more than 200 miles of state highways will get a makeover, so you'll want to plan for a longer commute.

Weekday warriors in Bucks County will find themselves weaving through periodic lane closures on Worthington Mill Road, between Route 232 (Second Street Pike) and Swamp Road, from May 13 to May 31, between 9 AM and 3 PM. These delays are tied to the milling and paving operations outlined by PennDOT, as part of the ongoing projects to revamp our local roads, according to an announcement on the PennDOT website.

Chester County is also getting its fair share of the action, with night owls facing lane closures on Route 340 (West Kings Highway) from May 12 through May 16 as the streets are milled and paved from dusk until dawn. If you're traveling between the Lancaster County line and Compass Road in West Caln Township, expect to slug through one-lane traffic during the bewitching hours of 6 PM to 6 AM.

Similarly, driving through Delaware County will be a stop-and-go affair, with late evening lane closures scheduled on Thompson Avenue in Springfield Township. These are kicking off from May 12 to May 14, and if you're caught driving between Baltimore Pike and Route 320 (Sproul Road), you'll be part of this newly minted night-shift routine until the early morning. Delays here are on the books as work crews pave the way for smoother tomorrows, albeit with a slight inconvenience today.

Starting May 13, you'll be dodging orange cones and crews on roads like Joshua Road/Lafayette Avenue, Stenton Avenue/Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, and Bethlehem Pike. With daytime closures and nocturnal work sessions extending to 5 AM, it will be a rough wake-up call for the morning commute, as stated by PennDOT.

Philadelphia proper isn't escaping PennDOT's resurfacing roller, either. Walnut Street is getting lined up for some line striping, with lane closures running from 33rd Street to 63rd Street (Cobbs Creek Parkway) during the daylight hours of 8 AM to 4 PM from May 13-17. Late-night drivers take note: Aramingo Avenue and Castor Avenue are also on the striping agenda, with works scheduled from 7 PM to 6 AM the next morning. Prepare to paint the town red, or at least watch PennDOT paint new lines to guide you on your way.