King of Prussia, PA – U.S. 202 motorists in Chester County will encounter lane and ramp restrictions at night next week for construction to setup a traffic shift that will move a single lane of southbound traffic onto the newly-rehabilitated inner half of the southbound bridge over Amtrak at the U.S. 30 Interchange in East and West Whiteland townships, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
On Monday, December 10, through Thursday, December 13, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and from 8:00 PM Friday, December 14, to 10:00 AM Saturday, December 15, northbound and southbound U.S. 202 will be reduced from two lanes-to-one between the U.S. 30/Exton Bypass and Boot Road interchanges.
In addition, on Monday, December 10, through Wednesday, December 12, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, the ramp from the eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 will be closed. U.S. 30/Exton Bypass motorists heading to northbound U.S. 202 will be directed to exit at Business U.S. 30, turn right onto Business U.S. 30 and right onto the ramp to northbound U.S. 202.
The lane and ramp closures will allow crews to place and adjust construction barriers and paint traffic lines on and approaching the southbound U.S. 202 bridge over Amtrak.
By 10:00 AM Saturday, December 15, a single lane of southbound U.S. 202 traffic will shift onto the rebuilt inner half of the southbound bridge over Amtrak. Work to rehabilitate the outer half of the bridge will then begin the following Monday.
A second southbound lane will continue in the “express lane” traffic pattern that has been in place on the rehabilitated northbound bridge since the start of southbound construction last July. Two northbound lanes will remain on the northbound side through the work zone for the remainder of the project.
Motorists are advised that backups may occur at times approaching the work zone. All schedule activities are weather permitting.
The bridge repairs are part of PennDOT’s $26.4 million project that also included replacement of the concrete pavement on the ramps to and from U.S. 202 and U.S. 30/Exton Bypass. The entire project is expected to be completed in mid-2019.
Allan A Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
For more information, visit www.us202-300.com.
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