Stowe Area Detours Start Thursday on U.S. 422

WEST POTTSGROVE PA – Beginning tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019) and continuing until Monday (Oct. 21), drivers on U.S. Route 422 are likely to encounter travel restrictions and detours as construction contractors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation work on two separate improvement projects, PennDOT reported.

Its schedule calls for:

  • Closing eastbound 422, and detouring traffic, Thursday from 9-11:59 p.m. from the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway in Douglass Township to the Stowe interchange in West Pottsgrove. Eastbound drivers will be directed to use Benjamin Franklin Highway, High Street, and Grosstown Road to get back on 422 at Stowe;
  • On 422 westbound, Thursday from midnight until 5 a.m. Friday (Oct. 18), the highway will be closed and detoured from the Stowe interchange to the Benjamin Franklin Highway split. Westbound drivers will be directed to exit at Stowe, turn left on High Street, and continue on High until it merges with 422; and
  • From Friday at 10 a.m. through Monday at 5 a.m., bridge construction on eastbound 422 will limit traffic to a single lane between Airport Road and Township Line Road.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling. The schedule depends on favorable weather, PennDOT noted. Operations may be postponed to following days if inclement weather prompts delays, it added.

Other traffic restrictions

Bridge construction and painting also are expected to affect other streets with lane closures, flagging, or both. They are:

  • Airport Road between Lightcap Road and Commerce Court in Limerick Township, today and tomorrow (Wednesday, Oct. 16, and Thursday) daily from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
  • Evergreen Road between Lightcap and Rupert roads in Lower Pottsgrove Township, daily from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday;
  • Troutman Road between Ashenfelter Road and Groff Circle in Upper Providence Township, daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday; and
  • Lewis Road between Linfield Road and Linfield Trappe Road in Limerick, daily from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., through Saturday (Oct. 19).

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