SANATOGA PA – It’s expected to be another stop-and-go weekend on U.S. Route 422 between its Sanatoga and Route 724 exits in Lower Pottsgrove Township, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation warns.
PennDOT this week alerted motorists to anticipate traffic delays, and even stoppages of up to 15 minutes long, Saturday and Sunday (June 29-30, 2013) on both the east- and westbound sides of the four-lane limited access highway, due to a bridge beam replacement. Disruptions could occur anytime between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., the agency said.
Things to remember if you plan to be on that part of the road:
- Allow extra time to get where you’re going. It’s a safe bet that consumers-on-the-move will at times be crowded as they exit 422 at Sanatoga for the shopping complexes on West Lightcap Road. That may only complicate any delays.
- The work schedule, like shopping, may depend on the weather.
- Speeds through the construction area are limited to 40 mph; no ifs, ands or buts. State and local police “will set up speed enforcement zones,” PennDOT said definitively. And traffic fines, when levied, “are doubled in a work zone,” it added.
- Before you head out onto the road, check the state’s 511PA website, here, or dial 5-1-1 from any phone for updated information on traffic conditions.
The road work is part of PennDOT’s $73.3 million project to rebuild and improve 1.6 miles of Route 422 across Lower Pottsgrove and North Coventry. Construction is scheduled to be completed in October 2018.
Related (to U.S. Route 422 reconstruction at Armand Hammer Boulevard):