422 Lane Closures Start Sunday Between Oaks and 202

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Alternating left- and right-lane closures are planned to begin Sunday night (Oct. 11, 2020) on U.S. Route 422, between its Oaks and U.S. Route 202 interchanges, for barrier removal and line striping operations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced. The work is part of its bridge improvement project there over the Schuylkill River.

Lane closures will be in place Sunday through Friday (Oct. 16) overnights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning on eastbound 422, and from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning on westbound 422.

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

The work will comply with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan. J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen PA is the general contractor on the $97.4 million project.

Original project construction began in February 2016, and is expected to be completed by late this year. So, too, is a later addition to the project: work to repair deteriorated concrete pavement and resurface 900 feet of 422 just west of its Route 363 interchange. However, its completion will depend both on the extent of concrete needing repair, and weather conditions.

U.S. Route 422 signage from Wikimedia, used within the public domain