LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Bridge-related lane restrictions that began early this week on U.S. Route 422 for drivers traveling through Lower Pottsgrove will continue in the coming week, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said Thursday (Feb. 2, 2017), as will overnight bridge work farther east on 422 near Valley Forge.
In both projects, scheduled restrictions are subject to change due to weather, emergency, and traffic considerations. Motorists should reduce speeds when traveling through designated work zones, PennDOT added.
422 Bridge Construction In Lower Pottsgrove
Restrictions in Lower Pottsgrove will occur Tuesday through Thursday (Feb. 7-9) on both east- and westbound sides of 422 between its Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges, PennDOT said. Specifically:
- On Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., the left lane in the area will be closed on westbound 422 for bridge beam removal;
- On Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the right lane will be closed on eastbound 422 for concrete installation; and
- On Thursday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., the right lane will be closed on westbound 422 for right-of-way fence installation.
The operations are part of PennDOT’s $73.3 million project to rebuild 1.6 miles of 422 between the interchanges, and construct new bridges over the Schuylkill River and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. The entire project is scheduled to finish in October 2018.
Bridge Demolition In Valley Forge Area
East- and westbound 422 drivers will encounter night-time lane closures between the Route 363 and First Avenue interchanges from Sunday through Friday (Feb. 5-10) nightly between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., PennDOT said, as its contractor removes portions of a bridge there. Additionally, there will be periodic traffic stoppages scheduled on 422 in both directions after midnight.
Backups will occur in the construction area, the agency warned.
This work is part of the $97.4 million project to build new, wider bridges to improve travel and carry 422 over the Schuylkill River, Norfolk Southern Railroad, South Trooper Road and Schuylkill River Trail. Construction began in February 2016 and is scheduled to finish in May 2020.
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