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422 Lane Closures Next Week

Post Date:10/12/2017 1:10 PM

October 12, 2017                                          

U.S. 422 Lane Closures with Traffic Stoppages Scheduled Next Week for Bridge Construction in Valley Forge Area

King of Prussia, PA – Lane closures with traffic stoppages are scheduled next week on eastbound and westbound U.S. 422 between U.S. 202 and Route 363 (Trooper Road) for bridge demolition and construction as part of a major project to build new, wider bridges to improve travel and carry U.S. 422 motorists over the Schuylkill River, Norfolk Southern Railroad, South Trooper Road and Schuylkill River Trail in West Norriton, Upper Merion and Lower Providence townships, Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

The work schedule is:

  • Sunday, October 15, through Friday, October 20, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, lane closures with periodic 15-minute traffic stoppages are scheduled on eastbound U.S. 422 between Route 363 (Trooper Road) and U.S. 202; and
  • Sunday, October 15, through Friday, October 20, from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM, lane closures with periodic 15-minute traffic stoppages are scheduled on westbound U.S. 422 between U.S. 202 and Route 363 (Trooper Road).

Drivers should allow additional time for travel in the construction zones because backups will occur. The schedule is weather dependent.

The scope of work on this project includes improving U.S. 422 between the Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) and Route 363 (Trooper Road) interchanges; upgrading Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) at its interchange with U.S. 422; and improving ramps at the Route 363 (Trooper Road), Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) and First Avenue interchanges.

J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $97.4 million project that is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.

For additional information on U.S. 422 improvement projects, visit www.422improvements.com.

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.    

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.