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.
Reconstruction in progress on U.S. Route 422 through Lower Pottsgrove Township
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.
Related (to U.S. Route 422 reconstruction at Armand Hammer Boulevard):
Photo from GVFTMA