POTTSTOWN PA – Barrier installations that are a precursor to further improvements and reconstructions on U.S. Route 422 across greater Pottstown will require closing a portion of its westbound lanes Thursday night (Feb. 28, 2019) from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. the following morning, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.
PennDOT plans to close 422 West from Route 100 to the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway. Crews will be working to adjust barriers that will shift westbound traffic onto a newly built section of the expressway, it said. During the overnight closure, 422 drivers will be detoured to take Route 100 North, as wells as High Street and Benjamin Franklin Highway, to access westbound 422.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area. Backups will occur, PennDOT predicted. If weather conditions require, this operation will be postponed until the following night if needed, the agency added.
The work is part of rebuilding 1.2 miles of the highway across North Coventry, West Pottsgrove, and Douglass townships from just east of the Schuylkill River bridge to just west of the Montgomery County line.
PennDOT is reconstructing U.S. 422 on both existing and new alignments; reconfiguring its Stowe Interchange to a diamond configuration; removing and replacing the existing ramps and culverts; installing new Intelligent Transportation Systems equipment, message boards, cameras, signing, pavement markings, lighting, concrete median barriers, median glare screens and guide rail; upgrading storm water management facilities and pipes; and constructing and restoring wetlands.
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