STOWE PA – Intermittent lane closures are scheduled to occur next week on eastbound U.S. Route 422 between its Stowe and Route 100 interchanges so a contractor can place 20 concrete beams on a new bridge being built over the Schuylkill River, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Wednesday (Jan. 18, 2017).
Crews will work Monday through Friday (Jan. 23-27) daily between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., PennDOT reported. It encouraged drives to “allow extra time when traveling through the area, as backups may occur.” The work depends on the weather, it added.
PennDOT contractor J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen PA is currently replacing the eastbound 422 bridge over the Schuylkill as part of the $36.2 million bridge improvement project. One lane of eastbound and westbound traffic is traveling now over the river on a bridge that formerly carried westbound drivers only. The new crossing is being built in three stages to keep one travel lane open in each direction during construction.
For more information on the project, visit the state’s 422 Improvements website, here.
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