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Stowe 422 Drivers Facing Long Ramp Closures

STOWE PA – Drivers on westbound U.S. Route 422 “will encounter long-term ramp closures beginning next week for construction activities” at the Stowe interchange as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation‘s highway improvements there, the agency said Thursday (Dec. 7, 2017).

The work will affect 1.2 miles of 422 across North Coventry, West Pottsgrove, and Douglass (Berks) townships from just east of the Schuylkill River bridge. The Stowe westbound ramp closures are scheduled to get under way, weather permitting, beginning Wednesday (Dec. 13) and continue for about 20 months.

The work schedule of general contractor H & K Group Inc. of Schwenksville PA involves:

  • Closing the 422 westbound ramp at Stowe, and re-locating it to exit at a new temporary ramp about a quarter-mile west of the existing interchange; and
  • Closing the westbound 422 entrance ramp from Grosstown Road, and detouring Grosstown Road drivers onto High Street and Benjamin Franklin Highway for continued access to westbound 422.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area overnight because backups will occur, PennDOT said.

Under this $35 million improvement project, PennDOT is reconstructing U.S. 422 on both existing and new alignments; reconfiguring its Stowe Interchange to a diamond configuration; removing and replacing existing ramps and culverts; installing new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment, message boards, signing, pavement markings, lighting, concrete median barriers, median glare screens and guide rail; upgrading storm water management facilities and pipes; and constructing and restoring wetlands.

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