Two Route 422 Projects Affect Drivers Next Week

POTTSTOWN PA – Two separate but related projects in different locations, but both involving the years-long schedule of improvements to U.S. Route 422 across the greater Pottstown area, are expected to affect the highway’s drivers next week.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, in two e-mailed announcements, said its contractors will work:

  • During overnight hours Monday through Friday (May 7-11, 2018), from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., on eastbound 422 between the Berks County line and North Coventry Township; and
  • During daylight hours Tuesday and Wednesday (May 8 and 9) on east- and westbound 422 lanes in Lower Pottsgrove Township.

Overnight Activity In The Stowe Area

Eastbound 422 will be closed and detoured nightly from Monday (May 7) through Friday (May 11) between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. from the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway in Douglass Township to Route 100 in North Coventry Township for barrier adjustments.

During the overnight closure, eastbound 422 motorists will be directed to continue on Benjamin Franklin Highway and High Street, then turn right onto southbound Route 100 to access the ramp to eastbound 422.

Additionally, the ramp from Grosstown Road at the Stowe Interchange to eastbound 422 will be closed during the same days and hours. Drivers will be directed to use High Street to access eastbound 422.

Daytime Activity in Lower Pottsgrove

Right-lane closures are scheduled Tuesday (May 8) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the right lane is scheduled on eastbound 422 between the Keim Street and Sanatoga interchanges, for bridge construction; and Wednesday (May 9) from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on westbound 422 between the Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges, for barrier adjustments.

In both projects, drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities depend on the weather.

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