Temporary 422 West Exit Opens At Boulevard

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Beginning today (Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016) at noon, drivers headed west on U.S. Route 422 will be given a new, albeit temporary, way to exit the highway at Armand Hammer Boulevard, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. And instead of exiting at Armand Hammer itself, as they currently do, drivers will be directed to leave the highway a half-mile east of the interchange.

The good news, PennDOT added, is that the temporary ramp is a prelude to finishing work surrounding the Armand Hammer exit with about six weeks. The relocated westbound exit will be in service while crews complete construction of the final ramp configuration at Armand Hammer.

To make it all possible, PennDOT intends to close the right lane of 422 west between the Sanatoga interchange and Armand Hammer today (Thursday) between 9 a.m. and noon. It will allow its contractor’s employees to move concrete barriers and install traffic signs. Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction area.

The work depends on the weather. It’s part of PennDOT’s $73.3 million project to rebuild 1.6 miles 422 between the Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges. The agency continues to cite October 2018 as a completion date.