422 Full Closures, Detours Start for Bridge Demolition

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – East- and westbound U.S. Route 422 will be closed, and detoured overnights between its Armand Hammer Boulevard and Sanatoga interchanges, beginning tonight (Monday, Sept. 28, 2020) for demolition to replace bridges that carry South Park Road and South Pleasant View roads across the expressway in Lower Pottsgrove, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

Full closures will be in place Mondays through Fridays from 12 p.m. midnight to 5 a.m. through Oct. 16 (Friday).

During the closures, eastbound 422 travelers will be directed to use Armand Hammer Boulevard and High Street to reach the expressway at Rupert Road. Westbound drivers will be detoured to exit at the Sanatoga interchange and use High Street and Armand Hammer Boulevard to access the expressway.

Additionally, beginning Oct. 12 (Monday) and continuing through the end of July 2021, Pleasant View Road over U.S. 422 will be closed and detoured around the clock between Princeton Avenue and Sanatoga Station Road, also for bridge replacement. During the closure, Pleasant View Road drivers will be directed to use High Street, Evergreen Road, and Sanatoga Station Road.

Park Road over 422 has already been reduced to a single lane between High Street and Eastern Road. It will remain in an alternating single-lane pattern through the end of November 2021.

Replacement of the Pleasant View and Park road bridges is being completed ahead of a later project to reconstruct 422 between its Sanatoga interchange and Porter Road. Drivers are urged to use an allow extra time when traveling through or near the work areas. Backups and delays will occur, PennDOT said. All scheduled activities depend on acceptable weather.

Work on this project will comply with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidelines, as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan.

H&K Group Inc. of Skippack is the general contractor on the $7.1 million project that is expected to finish in late 2022.

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