Preparing for Bridges, Crews to Clear 422 Trees

The red line on the portion of 422 shown at top indicates where tree clearing will begin June 15

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – As the Pennsylvania Department Of Transportation prepares to replace U.S. Route 422 bridges over South Pleasant View and South Park roads in Lower Pottsgrove Township, its contractor’s first step will be a series of tree-clearing operations scheduled to begin June 15 (2020; Monday), the agency announced.

The work by general contractor H&K Group Inc. of Skippack will include:

  • A right-lane closure Monday through Friday (June 15-19) from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. on westbound 422 between its interchanges at Sanatoga and Armand Hammer Boulevard; and
  • A right-lane closure Monday through Friday (June 15-19) from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on eastbound 422 between the same interchanges.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. Backups and delays will occur, PennDOT stated. All scheduled activities depend on acceptable weather.

The Park Road bridge will be replaced under two stages of construction, while maintaining two-way traffic on a single lane across the bridge using a temporary traffic signal. Replacement of the Pleasant View Road bridge will require a full closure and detour once construction starts.

The entire $7.1 million project is expected to be completed in late 2022.

Map supplied by PennDOT