POTTSTOWN PA – Asphalt milling and patching to remove potholes on U.S. Route 422, which developed on and near the highway’s Schuylkill River bridge between North Coventry and West Pottsgrove townships as a result of last weekend’s winter storm Jonas, became a priority Thursday (Jan. 28, 2016) for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
PennDOT made a 10 a.m. announcement that it would close the westbound lane for pothole repairs on a portion of 422 between its interchange with Route 100 west to the Berks County line in Amity. That was followed only an hour later by the closing itself, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. During the period westbound traffic was detoured at Route 100 north to High Street, then west along High back to 422.
Motorists were advised to allow extra time for travel through the area.
A PennDOT contractor is currently replacing the westbound U.S. 422 bridge over the Schuylkill River as part of the $36.2 million bridge improvement project. One lane of eastbound and westbound traffic is traveling over the river on the U.S. 422 bridge that previously carried eastbound drivers only.