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Congestion Anew On 422, As Lane Restrictions Persist

Congestion Anew On 422, As Lane Restrictions PersistKING OF PRUSSIA PA – Continuing work on a new bridge being erected as part of the U.S. Route 422 reconstruction project, between its Route 724 and Sanatoga interchanges across Lower Pottsgrove and North Coventry townships, require lane restrictions on the eastbound side of the highway that will persist through the end of the month (March 31, 2014).

The restrictions began Wednesday (March 19), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said. Motorists headed through the section should plan accordingly, the department’s District 6 office in King of Prussia noted. Drivers can check major roadway conditions on a state website, here.

They should watch their speed, too, Lower Pottsgrove Township police added. A 40-mph speed limit is enforced along the entire length of the construction zone, and patrol units from both townships’ departments, as well as state troopers, are regularly ticketing violators. Last month Lower Pottsgrove police alone issued 15 citations in the zone, Chief Michael Foltz told the Board of Commissioners.

The daytime restrictions are scheduled to occur daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., although the work schedule depends on the weather.

The work is part of PennDOT’s $73.3 million project to rebuild and improve 1.6 miles of Route 422. J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen is the general contractor, with construction now expected to finish in October 2018.

Further complicating traffic movement this week was a sewer collapse that closed portions of Routes 252 and 23 in Valley Forge National Historical Park, forcing some traffic there onto 422 and creating more congestion. Those roads were re-opened Thursday evening (March 20).

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