POTTSTOWN PA – With several months of project work already completed, but with years more admittedly ahead, the Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association on Tuesday (July 9, 2013) released a video update on progress being made in the reconstruction of portions of U.S. Route 422 between its Sanatoga and Armand Hammer Boulevard interchanges in Lower Pottsgrove Township.
GVFTMA interviewed Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Senior Project Engineer Ken Seal, who described the scope of the work, how much he expects contractors will complete before the end of 2013, and the tasks that lie ahead in 2014. Replacement of bridges and road surfaces, and the rebuilding of the Armand Hammer Boulevard exits, won’t be finished until 2019, he reminded viewers.
Because 422 drivers usually see only speed and caution signs in the construction area, and little of the work itself – much of which is happening on and beneath the south side of the four-lane highway – the video’s most interesting scenes may well be those of contractor teams installing reinforcing steel and pouring concrete for new bridge infrastructure.
Seal also repeated what local law enforcers have publicly announced since the work began: that vehicle speeds in the construction area are restricted to 40 mph, and police are actively ticketing offenders. Enforcement is necessary to ensure worker safety, he noted.
- Watch a video (above) of Seal and the construction work to date on 422, or see it at the YouTube channel of GVFTMA.
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- Video Goes Behind The Scenes Of 422 Reconstruction
- Expect Jam-Ups On Parts Of Route 422 This Weekend
- Traveling 422 In June? Do So With Care, PennDOT Says
- State’s Lower Pottsgrove Project Delays Another In West
- 422 Reconstruction Picks Up Again Day After Christmas
- Meet Sal Ali. He’s Safeguarding $73 Million Of Your Money
- It’s A Road You Can See, But Won’t Drive On, In Township
- Township Police Reimbursed For Their 422 Traffic Work
- Just Days After 422 Work Starts, Police Probe Accident
- Six Years Of Route 422 Disruption Gets Started Tonight
- Red Tape Stalls Repairs At 422 And Armand Hammer
- State Condemning, Taking Land To Rebuild 422 Bridges
- Five Township Corners Due For Curb, Signal Changes
- Township Sells PennDOT Some Asphalt, Makes $20K
- Report: Six Bridges In Township ‘Structurally Deficient’
Photo from GVFTMA