U.S. 422 Shoulder Closures Start Monday

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Weekday shoulder closures are scheduled beginning Monday (March 7, 2016) and continuing through early April on U.S. 422 east and west between the Route 363 (Trooper Road) and Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) interchanges, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Work crews intend to conduct clearing operations alongside the expressway, it said. Outside shoulders along U.S. 422 will be closed Mondays through Fridays for several weeks from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for removing brush and trees, and installing erosion and sedimentation controls.

In addition, the Route 23 on-ramp to U.S. 422 west will be restricted overnights beginning Monday and continuing through Thursday (March 10) from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. This will permit placement of concrete barriers along the right shoulder and the removal of guide rail. The ramp will remain open to traffic during overnight construction, but the yield sign at the merge with U.S. 422 will be replaced with a stop sign.

The operations are part of the $97.4 million project to build new, wider bridges that will improve travel, and carry U.S. 422 motorists over the Schuylkill River, Norfolk Southern Railroad, South Trooper Road and the Schuylkill River Trail.

The project also includes improving the expressway and ramps between the Route 363 (Trooper Road) and Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) interchanges.

The speed limit in the U.S. 422 work zone is reduced to 45 miles per hour. Motorists are advised to reduce travel speeds and be alert of crews working on the highway. The contractor’s work schedule is dependent on the weather.

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