Route 29 Sinkhole Remediation Project

Lane Closures Scheduled

Allen Underkofler
Morehall Road, south of Yellow Springs Road

From PennDOT: August 24, 2018

Route 29 (Morehall Road) motorists will encounter single lane closures in both directions between the Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange and Yellow Springs Road in Charlestown and East Whiteland townships, Chester County, on Monday, August 27, through Friday, August 31, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 pm, for construction activities related to an improvement project to reconstruct a portion of the highway, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Route 29 (Morehall Road) drivers, as well as motorists exiting the Pennsylvania Turnpike, are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this work zone because backups and slowdowns will occur during construction. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Under this improvement project, crews are working to correct existing sinkhole and pavement subsidence issues. PennDOT is working to minimize future sinkhole problems by constructing geotechnical treatments and roadway drainage improvements to prevent surface water infiltration and provide structural support to the roadway. The project is scheduled to be completed in September.

Allan A. Myers, LP, of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $2,592,555 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.

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

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

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Updated: August 24, 2018