LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – No matter what direction you travel next week on U.S. Route 422, you’re bound to endure lane restrictions caused by road improvement construction, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported. Barriers will be in place during daytime hours Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 15-16, 2017) on the highway in Lower Pottsgrove, and at night Monday through Friday (Feb. 13-17) near Valley Forge.
In both cases, it added, restrictions are subject to changes due to weather, emergency, and traffic considerations. It advised drivers to reduce their speeds whenever traveling through designated work zones.
Restrictions In Lower Pottsgrove
The right lane of 422 West between the Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges will be closed Wednesday and Thursday (Feb. 15 and 16) from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily for fence installations, PennDOT said. The operation is part of PennDOT’s $73.3 million project to rebuild 1.6 miles of U.S. 422 between the Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges, and construct new bridges over the Schuylkill River and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.
Restrictions Near Valley Forge
East- and west-bound 422 drivers will encounter night-time lane closures between the Route 363 and First Avenue interchanges from Monday through Friday (Feb. 13-17) nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. for demolition of the Route 23 bridge. In addition to the lane closures, according to PennDOT, periodic traffic stoppages may be scheduled on U.S. 422 in both directions after midnight.
That’s not all.
Night-time lane closures will also be in place on Route 23 between Moore and Gulph roads Monday through Friday (Feb. 13-17) from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for bridge beam removal. Traffic will be controlled by flagging. It’s part of a $97.4 million project to build new, wider bridges to improve travel and carry U.S. 422 motorists over the Schuylkill River, Norfolk Southern Railroad, South Trooper Road and Schuylkill River Trail.
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