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What’s Behind That Fence? On-Ramp Progress

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THREE WEEKS IN, AND PROGRESS SHOWING – It’s been about three weeks since contractors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation closed the Armand Hammer Boulevard on-ramp to U.S. Route 422 west so it could be re-built as part of the four-lane highway’s massive reconstruction across Lower Pottsgrove and North Coventry townships. For most drivers who travel Industrial Highway in Lower Pottsgrove and pass the former entrance, a line of “Ramp Closed” signs (at top) is usually all they can see. Behind that orange-and-white-striped fence, however, work crews are making progress removing the old ramp (above) and preparing to install concrete drainage (below). The new ramp for both the exit from and entrance to 422 West will be positioned in what PennDOT calls a “diamond pattern” from Armand Hammer at its new overpass. It is expected to re-open and be available during September.

Photos by Joe Zlomek for The Post Publications LLC

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