King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction will begin Monday, June 15, on the project to replace the bridges that carry Park Road and Pleasantview Road over U.S. 422 in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County. The replacement of the two bridges is an advance contract prior to starting the project to reconstruct U.S. 422 between the Sanatoga Interchange and Porter Road.
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signing, and relevant training.
The Park Road bridge will be replaced under two stages of construction while maintaining two-way traffic on a single lane across the bridge using a temporary traffic signal. The replacement of the Pleasantview Road bridge will require a full closure and detour once construction starts.
Beginning Monday June 15, U.S. 422 motorists will encounter a right lane closure in both directions between the Sanatoga and Armand Hammer Boulevard interchanges for tree clearing operations prior to the start of bridge construction.
The work schedule on U.S. 422 is:
- Monday, June 15, through Friday, June 19, from 5:00 AM to 2:00 PM, the right lane is scheduled to close on westbound U.S 422; and
- Monday, June 15, through Friday, June 19, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, the right lane is scheduled to close on eastbound U.S 422.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
H&K Group, Inc. of Skippack, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the $7.1 million project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. The entire project is expected to finish in late 2022.
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