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U.S. 422 East to Close Two Nights Next Week for Construction in Pottstown Area

02/27/2019

King of Prussia, PA –  Eastbound U.S. 422 will be closed and detoured from the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway in Douglass Township, Berks County, to Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) in North Coventry Township, Chester County, on Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for barrier adjustment on 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, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Crews will be resetting barrier to reopen the newly constructed ramp from the Stowe Interchange to eastbound U.S. 422 by 5:00 AM Thursday, March 7. At that time, PennDOT will also reopen both westbound U.S. 422 ramps at Stowe. The ramp from eastbound U.S. 422 to Stowe will remain closed and detoured for reconstruction.

During the two-night closure, eastbound U.S. 422 motorists will be directed to continue on Benjamin Franklin Highway/High Street and turn right onto southbound Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) to access the ramp to eastbound U.S. 422.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and slowdowns 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, cameras, signing, pavement markings, lighting, concrete median barriers, median glare screens and guide rail; upgrading stormwater management facilities and pipes; and constructing and restoring wetlands.

For more information on the project, visit www.422improvements.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6800


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