The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in the US state of Pennsylvania, has announced plans to repair and resurface several state highways across the Philadelphia region.

As part of the programme, PennDOT will undertake works on more than ten state highways within the area.

Over 200 miles of state highway in the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia will be included in the scheme.

Under the programme, PennDOT will also enhance the existing roadway surface and repaving the state highways with new asphalt.

PennDOT said in a statement: “The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface.”

The agency added that lane restrictions will be put in place on the mentioned state highways while works are being carried out.

All works are scheduled to take place between 04 and 09 August. PennDOT stressed that activities are dependent on weather conditions.

The department has additionally closed Chestnut Street bridge over the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. The bridge is currently being rehabilitated as part of a $103.6m project.

The project is financed with 80% federal and 20% state funds, with Buckley & Company serving as the general contractor.

Carrying around 18,664 vehicles a day, the bridge is expected to reopen in August 2020.

In April last year, PennDOT further announced plans to invest more than $360m in around 115 highway and bridge projects throughout Pennsylvania’s east-central region.

These road projects involved upgrading of 299 miles of roads and the rehabilitation of 61 bridges across Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill counties.