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Be Set To Stop, And Lower Speed, On 422 This Weekend

U.S. Route 422, as seen from Armand Hammer Boulevard in Lower Pottsgrove, looking west to the Route 724 interchange

U.S. Route 422, looking from Armand Hammer Boulevard west to the Route 724 interchange

POTTSTOWN PA – Motorists must endure another weekend of traffic disruptions on eastbound U.S. Route 422 between its Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reports. It expects temporary stoppages of up to 15 minutes to begin Friday (Aug. 9, 2013) at 5 p.m. and continue through Saturday morning (Aug. 10) at 10.

Construction crews engaged in the multi-year project to improve, re-pave, and replace bridges on that section of the four-lane limited-access highway will be busy removing “prestressed concrete box beams from the bridge (for) Norfolk Southern rail tracks” across the Schuylkill River, PennDOT Community Relations Coordinator Charles Metzger said.

The work schedules depend on the weather. Metzger reminded travelers that the speed limit in the Route 422 construction zone is 40 miles per hour, and violators’ fines are doubled in a work zone.

Expect to see police traffic details at work too, Metzger warned. State and local authorities “will set-up speed enforcement zones,” he said.

J.D. Eckman Inc of Atglen PA is the general contractor on the $73.3 million project. Construction is scheduled to finish in October 2018.

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