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U.S. 422 Ramp Closures Scheduled to Begin Next Week for Construction in Pottstown Area

12/07/2017

King of Prussia, PA –  Westbound U.S. 422 motorists in the Pottstown area will encounter long-term ramp closures beginning next week for construction activities as part of a project to improve and reconstruct 1.2 miles of U.S. 422 from just east of the Schuylkill River bridge to just west of the Montgomery County line in North Coventry Township, Chester County, West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, and Douglass Township, Berks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

The work schedule is:
 
• Wednesday, December 13, through fall 2019, the ramp from westbound U.S. 422 to the Stowe Interchange will be closed and relocated about a quarter-mile west of the existing interchange.  U.S. 422 motorists will be directed to continue west and exit at the new temporary ramp to the Stowe Interchange; and
• Wednesday, December 13, through fall 2019, the ramp from Grosstown Road at the Stowe Interchange to westbound U.S. 422 will be closed and detoured. During construction, Grosstown Road motorists will be directed to take High Street/Benjamin Franklin Highway to access westbound U.S. 422.
 
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area overnight because backups will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
 
Under this improvement project, PennDOT is reconstructing U.S. 422 on both existing and new alignments; reconfiguring the U.S. 422/Stowe Interchange to a diamond configuration; removing and replacing the existing ramps and culverts; installing new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment, message boards, signing, pavement markings, lighting, concrete median barriers, median glare screens and guide rail; upgrading stormwater management facilities and pipes; and constructing and restoring wetlands.
 
H & K Group, Inc. of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $35,581,408 improvement project which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2020.
 
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.
 
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, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 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 850 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.
 
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