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U.S. 422 West Lane Closure Next Week for Bridge Construction in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County

05/17/2017

King of Prussia, PA – The left lane is scheduled to close on westbound U.S. 422 between the Sanatoga and Armand Hammer interchanges in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, on Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25, from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, for bridge construction, as part of a $73.3 million project to rebuild 1.6 miles of U.S. 422 between the Sanatoga and Route 724 (Schuylkill Road) interchanges, and construct new bridges over the Schuylkill River and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.
 
Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor is building, in phases, new U.S. 422 structures over the Schuylkill River; new U.S. 422 structures over Norfolk Southern railroad tracks; rebuilding U.S. 422 from the Schuylkill River bridge to the Porter Road overpass; installing new median barriers; replacing the Armand Hammer Boulevard bridge over U.S. 422; improving and realigning ramps at the U.S. 422/Armand Hammer Boulevard Interchange; reconstructing and realigning the ramp from Route 724 to U.S. 422 east; improving storm water drainage; erecting three overhead sign structures; installing conduit for future Intelligent Transportation equipment; and installing new guide rail and signs.
 
Construction on the entire project is scheduled to finish in October 2018.
 
J.D. Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the project that is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
 
For more information on the project, 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.
 
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