Extensive 422 Work, Detours Due This Week in Limerick

LIMERICK PA – U.S. Route 422 will be reduced to a single lane next week for construction activities along a five-mile section of the highway between its Royersford-Trappe and Sanatoga interchanges the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced. The schedule of work and related traffic disruption varies by day, time, and specific location, and consists of:

  • Sunday (Aug. 23, 2020) from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., when alternating left- or right-lane closures will be in place on westbound 422 between Country Club and Evergreen roads;
  • Sunday through Friday (Aug. 28) overnights from 7 p.m. to 2 p.m. the following afternoon, with alternating left- and right-lane closures in place westbound between Township Line and Evergreen roads, and at the Limerick and Sanatoga interchanges;
  • Monday (Aug. 24) through Wednesday (Aug. 26) from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., when lane restrictions with flagging will occur on Troutman Road under 422 between Ashenfelter and Arcola roads;
  • Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., when a left- or right-lane closure will be in place eastbound between Airport and Lewis roads;
  • Wednesday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., when lane restrictions with flagging will occur on Upper Indian Head Road between Cider Mill and Winding Ridge roads; and
  • Friday overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 p.m. the following day, with alternating left- and right-lane closures in place westbound between Township Line and Evergreen roads, and at the Limerick and Sanatoga interchanges.

PennDOT contractor H&K Group Inc. of Skippack during the two-year project timeline will mill, overlay and rehabilitate existing 422 pavement; perform bridge deck repairs, concrete and joint patching, sealing and drainage improvements; install new guide rail and rumble strips; and repair or replace damaged traffic signs along the corridor. Its cost: $19.1 million.

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

Work on the project follows Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance, as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan. The entire project is expected to be completed in Summer 2021.

Graphic by David Perry via Usaf, modified by The Post and used within public domain