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10/11/2017: US 422 to Close Two Night This Week for Construction in Pottstown Area

Due to the weather, tonight’s scheduled closure of eastbound U.S. 422 in the Pottstown area has been postponed until Thursday, October 12.  From 9:00 PM Thursday, October 12, to 5:00 AM Friday, October 13, U.S. 422 East 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. Eastbound U.S. 422 motorists will be directed to continue Benjamin Franklin Highway/High Street and turn right on Route 100 South (Pottstown Pike) to access the ramp to eastbound U.S. 422. We apologize for any inconvenience.

King of Prussia, PA –  Eastbound and westbound U.S. 422 in the Pottstown area will be closed and detoured for two nights next week for barrier installation and line striping operations as part of 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 in North Coventry Township, Chester County, West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, and Douglass Township, Berks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

The work schedule is:

  • From 9:00 PM Tuesday, October 10, to 5:00 AM Wednesday, October 11, westbound U.S. 422 will be closed and detoured from Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) to the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway. During construction, westbound U.S. 422 motorists will be directed to take Route 100 North (Pottstown Pike) and High Street/Benjamin Franklin Highway to access westbound U.S. 422; and
  • From 9:00 PM Wednesday, October 11, to 5:00 AM Thursday, October 12, 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. During construction, eastbound U.S. 422 motorists will be directed to continue on Benjamin Franklin Highway/High Street and turn right on Route 100 South (Pottstown Pike) to access the ramp to eastbound U.S. 422.

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

H & K Group, Inc. of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $35,581,408 improvement project which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2020.

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

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.   

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6800

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