January 18, 2019
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has awarded a $4,076,772 contract to J.D. Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, Chester County, for remediation of four sinkhole locations adjacent to the eastbound shoulder of Interstate 76 within in the U.S. 202 Interchange area in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.
The purpose of the project is to address the sinkhole activity that has occurred in this interchange area and provide a proactive approach to repair the pavement. The proposed repairs will be a combination of excavation of the roadway and the pumping of grout into the ground to fill subsurface voids.
The scope of this project also includes repairs to the existing roadway drainage system and the installation of new drainage structures in locations that presently collect surface water to minimize the likelihood of future sinkhole development.
Over the next several months, the contractor will finalize design plans for this project and will work with PennDOT traffic staff to establish a work schedule that will be performed during non-peak travel times with minimal impacts to motorists.
Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2019 and finish in the spring of 2020.
This project is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
For more information, visit www.penndot.gov.