U.S. 422 Improvements: Schuylkill River Bridge
PennDOT is rebuilding and widening the U.S. 422 bridges over the Schuylkill River, Norfolk Southern Railroad, South Trooper Road and the Schuylkill River Trail in West Norriton and Upper Merion townships, Montgomery County.
This improvement is part of the Schuylkill River Crossing Complex of transportation improvement projects which consists of four separate projects to improve multi-modal travel and reduce congestion between the Route 363 (Trooper Road) and Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) interchanges.
The focal point of this program is the replacement and expansion of the U.S. 422 bridges and the widening of one mile of U.S. 422 between the Route 363 and Route 23 interchanges. This project.
The new bridges will provide a total width of approximately 146 feet, wide enough for eight travel lanes. When initially opened, the new bridge will carry six lanes - three eastbound and three westbound. There will be two through lanes in each direction plus a third lane on both sides for motorists to use to travel between the Route 363 and Route 23 interchanges. The new bridges will be wide enough for the possible addition of a third through lane in each direction sometime in the future.
This project also includes improving the U.S. 422 west off-ramp to Route 363 and the Route 363 on-ramp to U.S. 422 east; replacing the Route 23 bridge over U.S. 422; realigning the U.S. 422 east off-ramp to Route 23 with the construction of a fly-over ramp; rebuilding 1,500 feet of Route 23 approaching the U.S. 422 Interchange; improving the Route 23 on-ramp to U.S. 422 west; widening the U.S. 422 east off-ramp to First Avenue to accommodate two lanes and widening the intersection of North Gulph Road and First Avenue to accommodate a separate right-turn lane on southbound North Gulph Road at the intersection.
Construction began in February 2016 and is scheduled to finish in late 2020.
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