King of Prussia, PA – U.S. 422 motorists will encounter right lane closures next week in the Pottstown Area for sign installations, as part of a project to rebuild 1.6 miles of U.S. 422 and construct new structures over the Schuylkill River and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County.
The work schedule is:
• Thursday, December 14, from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the right lane is scheduled to close on westbound U.S. 422 between the Sanatoga and Route 724 (Schuylkill Road) interchanges; and
• Friday, December 15, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the right lane is scheduled to close on eastbound U.S. 422 between the Keim Street and Sanatoga interchanges.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling on U.S. 422 through the work areas. All activities are weather dependent.
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.
J.D. Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $73.3 million project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Work on the entire project is scheduled to finish in fall 2018.
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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