Update: 422 East Overnight Detours Postponed

POTTSTOWN PA – H&K Group, which serves as general contractor for the state Department of Transportation’s U.S. Route 422 improvement project near Stowe PA, has postponed a planned closure of the highway’s eastbound side – between the Berks County line and its Stowe interchange – that had been scheduled for Thursday and Friday nights (July 25-26, 2019), PennDOT announced Tuesday (July 24).

It did not offer a reason for the postponement. The closure will be re-scheduled at some time in the future, it added.

Here’s the original story published July 19 by The Post:

422 East Overnight Detours Planned Next Week

POTTSTOWN PA – Eastbound U.S. 422 will be closed and detoured overnight July 25-26 (Thursday and Friday) from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, between the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway in Douglass, to its Stowe interchange in West Pottsgrove, for excavation and sign structure work.

It’s part of the $35.6 million improvement project to rebuild 1.2 miles of 422 from the Schuylkill River bridge to the Montgomery County line. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced the advance detour plans Thursday (July 18).

During the overnight closure, eastbound 422 drivers will be directed to continue on Benjamin Franklin Highway and High Street, and turn right onto Grosstown Road to access the ramp to eastbound 422.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area. Backups and slowdowns will occur, PennDOT warned. All activities scheduled by general contractor H&K Group Inc. of Schwenksville depend on weather conditions.

Illustrated map provided by PennDOT