King of Prussia, PA – A right lane closure and intermittent 15-minute traffic stoppages are scheduled on westbound U.S. 422 between the Pennsylvania Turnpike overpass and the First Avenue Interchange in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, and Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, on Monday, July 17, from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM, for sign structure installation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. In the event of rain, the contractor will perform the work Tuesday night, July 18, or Wednesday night, July 19.
PennDOT advises drivers to allow additional time for travel on westbound U.S. 422 near the construction zone because backups will occur.
This work is part of the $97.4 million 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. The 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. Construction began in February 2016 and is scheduled to finish in May 2020.
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 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
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