POTTSTOWN PA – March came in like a lion, seemed to growl forever, and then went out growling only a little less. Despite milder April temperatures, the monthly roar is likely to continue … this time from motorists traveling U.S. Route 422 between its Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges.
About two weeks of lane restrictions are scheduled by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during April to enable placement of new beams on three bridges as part of reconstruction of the four-lane highway, its District 6 office in King of Prussia announced Monday (March 31, 2014).
Lane restrictions and intermittent traffic stoppages are scheduled on eastbound 422 in the following affected areas on:
- Saturday (April 5) from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., when one lane will be closed between the interchanges for placement of beams at the Armand Hammer Boulevard bridge. Intermittent 15-minute traffic stoppages there will occur from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.; and
- From April 7-11 (Monday through Friday), and April 14-18 (Monday through Friday), from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., when one lane will be closed between the interchanges to set overhead bridge beams at the Norfolk Southern Main Line and Schuylkill River bridges.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. Work schedules depend on the weather.
The bridge improvements are part of PennDOT’s $73.3 million project to rebuild and improve 1.6 miles of 422 across Lower Pottsgrove and North Coventry townships. J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen PA is the project’s general contractor. The work is financed with 80-percent federal and 20- percent state funds. Construction should end in October 2018.
For more information, call 610-205-6700.