Aston Township, Delaware County PA

PennDot/Aqua Road Construction – Road Restrictions

PennDOT to Rehabilitate Lungren Road Culvert in Middletown Township, Delaware County, Lenni Road restrictions, long-term closure also scheduled for Aqua Pa work.

King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction will begin Monday, January 22, to rehabilitate the culvert on Lungren Road between Lenni Road and Parkmount Road in Middletown Township, Delaware County. Lungren Road, which carries an average of 1,474 vehicles per day, has been closed since December 15 when damage was discovered to the structure.

During the rehabilitation project, Lungren Road traffic will continue to be directed over Lenni Road, Route 452 (Pennell Road) and Parkmount Road. Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses. Construction on the six-foot long culvert is expected to be completed in March.

In addition, Aqua Pennsylvania is planning lane restrictions and a long-term closure of Lenni Road in Middletown and Aston townships and Chester Heights Borough, for water main improvement. The work schedule is:

• Monday, January 22, through Friday, February 2, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Lenni Road between Hillcrest Lane and Sickles Drive; and

• Monday, February 5, through mid-May, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mondays through Saturdays, Lenni Road will be closed and detoured between Route 452 (Pennell Road) and Llewelyn Road (Birney Highway).

During the closure, Lenni Road motorists will be directed to use Route 452 (Pennell Road), U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike), Valleybrook Road and Llewelyn Road (Birney Highway). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Aqua Pennsylvania will complete this project under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.

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