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Barrier Installations Prompt 422 Night Detours

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – As temperatures cool slightly and available daylight wanes, construction on U.S. Route 422 seems to have ramped up with new energy. Two separate highway projects are anticipated to cause drivers delays during at least three days next week in Lower Pottsgrove and across greater Pottstown, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said Thursday (Oct. 5, 2017).

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through work areas. The contractors’ schedules depend on the weather.

Sign installation in Lower Pottsgrove

Westbound 422 travelers will encounter a right lane closure Monday through Wednesday (Oct. 9-11, 2017) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily between the Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges for sign installation.The work is part of the effort to rebuild 1.6 miles of the road and construct new structures over the Schuylkill River and Norfolk Southern railroad tracks.

Barrier installation and line striping planned

East- and westbound 422 will be closed and detoured Tuesday and Wednesday nights (Oct. 10-12) for barrier installation and line striping operations in work to improve and reconstruct 1.2 miles of the road from just east of the Schuylkill River bridge to just west of the Montgomery County line.

The work schedule:

  • From 9 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 10) to 5 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 11), westbound 422 will be closed and detoured from Route 100 to the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway. Drivers will be directed to take Route 100 North, High Street, and Benjamin Franklin Highway to return to and continue on westbound lanes; and
  • From 9 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 11) to 5 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 12) eastbound 422 will be closed and detoured from the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway in Douglass Township, Berks County, to Route 100 in North Coventry Township. Drivers will be directed to take eastbound 422 to Benjamin Franklin Highway, and High Street, and then turn right on Route 100 South to access the ramp to eastbound 422.

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