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U.S. 422 Lane Closures Planned Next Week for Construction in Pottstown Area


King of Prussia, PA – U.S. 422 motorists will encounter lane closures in both directions next week for pavement making installation and sign removal operations on 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 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. Work on the entire project is scheduled to finish this month.

The work schedule is:
  • Monday, December 17, and Tuesday, December 18, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, alternating left and right lane closures are scheduled on eastbound U.S. 422 between the Keim Street and Sanatoga interchanges; and
  • Monday, December 17, and Tuesday, December 18, from 6:30 AM to 1:00 PM, alternating left and right lane closures are scheduled on westbound U.S. 422 between the Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling on U.S. 422 through the work areas because backups and delays will occur. These operations 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. 

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