POTTSTOWN PA – Just as it did two weeks ago, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plans to close and detour a portion of eastbound U.S. Route 422 during overnight hours next Monday (Dec. 18, 2017) in the Pottstown area, for construction activities that are part of its project to improve the highway across North Coventry, West Pottsgrove, and Douglass townships.
The closure is scheduled to begin Monday night at 9, and continue until 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. Eastbound 422 will be closed and detoured from the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway in Douglass Township to Route 100 in North Coventry Township, according to PennDOT. 422 drivers will be directed to continue on Benjamin Franklin Highway and High Street, and then turn right on Route 100 South to access the ramp to eastbound 422.
Additionally, long-term ramp closures are already in place for westbound 422. Through Fall 2019, the ramp from westbound 422 to the Stowe interchange has been closed and relocated about a quarter-mile west of the existing interchange. 422 drivers are being directed to continue west and exit at the new temporary ramp to Stowe.
The ramp from Grosstown Road at the Stowe interchange to westbound 422 is also closed through Fall 2019. Grosstown Road drivers are being directed to take High Street and Benjamin Franklin Highway to access westbound 422.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work areas.
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