Pottstown Intersection Closing for Bridge Work

Steel components for the reconstruction of the King Street bridge in Pottstown (at top) await use during July 2021

Pottstown Intersection Closing for Bridge Work
PennDOT’s bridge reconstruction at King and Manatawny streets is shown in red; its detour routes around the intersection’s April 1-3 closing shown in yellow and orange

KING OF PRUSSIA PA – The intersection of King and Manatawny streets in Pottstown Borough will be closed and detoured Friday (April 1, 2022) from 7 p.m. to Sunday (April 3) at 7 p.m. for final construction activities to replace the King Street bridge over Manatawny Creek, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.

If weather postpones next weekend’s operations, construction will take place during the week of April 4, the department added.

During the closure, drivers will be detoured over High Street or Beech Street, Hanover Street, Route 724 and Route 100 (at right). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area; backups and delays may occur, PennDOT said.

The project includes enhancements to roadside protection at the approaches to the new bridge barriers, wider sidewalks on both sides of the bridge, and new Americans With Disabilities Act curb ramps at the intersection of King and Manatawny streets. Decorative bridge lighting is also being added to improve visibility.

Rylind Construction Company of Lewisberry PA is the general contractor on the $4.2 million project. Bridge replacement work began in October 2020, and is expected to finish this spring.

Photo by The Posts
Detour map provided by PennDOT