Drivers on U.S. Route 422 between the Armand Hammer Boulevard and Sanatoga interchanges took photos Thursday of flash flooding on a portion of the highway. More limited, scattered storms are possible Friday, the National Weather Service said.
On Tuesday - the day after Memorial Day, as predicted - work began at the U.S. Route 422 interchange at Sanatoga to build a new, traffic-easing westbound entrance ramp from Evergreen Road.
PennDOT's contractor returns from the Memorial Day weekend to work on U.S. Route 422 westbound in Limerick Township for a full week of paving. Drivers should expect overnight lane closures.
Limerick Manager Dan Kerr expects construction of a new ramp from Evergreen Road to U.S. Route 422 West can begin sometime "right after Memorial Day," he told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
The highway agency scrapped plans March 10-12 to close both a portion of both sides of U.S. Route 422 for bridge beam work in Lower Pottsgrove. Instead, it rescheduled it for March 17-18, again overnight.
Anticipate more construction activity daily next Monday through Friday on both east- and westbound lanes of U.S. Route 422 between its Royersford and Sanatoga interchanges.
Speeds on the area's most heavily used four-lane limited-access highways, including the length of U.S. Route 422 from King of Prussia to the Berks County line, have been limited during the snowstorm.
The project to create a new on-ramp for U.S. Route 422 West in Sanatoga has been under discussion since 2008. A $1.4 million bid for the work was awarded Tuesday by Limerick Township supervisors.