Tyson Avenue to be Restricted, Closed for Several Months for Drainage Improvements beginning March 25, 2019


PennDOT District 6 News

King of Prussia, PA – Tyson Avenue is scheduled to close between Edge Hill Road and Custer Avenue in Abington Township, Montgomery County, beginning at 7:00 AM on Monday, March 25, through late July for drainage work on a project to improve safety and travel on Tyson Avenue, Edge Hill Road, Jenkintown Road and several adjacent township roads, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

During the four-month closure, Tyson Avenue motorists will be detoured over Edge Hill Road and Custer Avenue. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.

In addition to the closure, Tyson Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Edge Hill Road and Jenkintown Road. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur.

Under this project, PennDOT is reconstructing Edge Hill Road and Tyson Avenue to improve safety by incorporating curbing, parking lanes, sidewalks, new signing, and signalized intersection improvements. The project also includes upgrades to Jenkintown Road and several adjacent township roads including Ardsley Avenue, Edgecomb Road, Custer Avenue and Bradfield Road. In addition to safety improvements, flooding concerns will be addressed through extensive drainage improvements and green stormwater practices.

During construction, Edge Hill Road will be converted to a one-way road carrying eastbound traffic only from Jenkintown Road to Bradfield Road and will remain a two-way road from Bradfield Road to Route 611 (Easton Road). Tyson Avenue will continue to carry two-way traffic through the project limits.

C. Abbonizio Contractors, Inc., of Sewell, N.J. is the general contractor on the $16.1 million project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Abington Township financed the preliminary engineering and final design phases of the project, which were performed by Pennoni Associates of Philadelphia. Construction on this project is expected to finish in spring of 2021.

For more information, visit the PennDOT District 6 projects page.

Visit the Edge Hill Road and Tyson Avenue Reconstruction Project page on the Abington Township website for project updates and frequently asked questions.

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