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Berks County: Paving Work on I-176 and Road Construction in Pottstown Area

Apr 16, 2018 • by PennDOT
PA Department of Transportation

County: Berks Municipality: Cumru & Robeson townships

ROAD NAME: Interstate 176 

BETWEEN: Exit 10 (PA 724) AND Exit 7 (PA 10)

Type of Work: Milling & Paving

Work being Done By: PENNDOT Contractor

Type of Restriction: Daytime

RESTRICTION: Be alert for lane restrictions in both directions for milling and paving work. Expect delays and use caution when traveling through the work zone. 

START DATE: 04/16/2018 Est. Completion Date: 05/18/2018

Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 7:00 AM To 5:00 PM

Will Rain Cause Delays? YES

U.S. 422 East to Close Wednesday Night for Construction in Pottstown Area

Stowe Interchange ramp to U.S. 422 East also to close

Eastbound U.S. 422 will be closed and detoured from the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway in Douglass Township, Berks County, to Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) in North Coventry Township, Chester County, from 9:00 PM Wednesday, April 18, to 5:00 AM Thursday, April 19, for barrier installation as part of a project to improve and reconstruct 1.2 miles of U.S. 422 from just east of the Schuylkill River bridge to just west of the Montgomery County line, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

During the overnight closure, eastbound U.S. 422 motorists will be directed to continue on Benjamin Franklin Highway/High Street and turn right onto southbound Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) to access the ramp to eastbound U.S. 422.

In addition, the ramp from Grosstown Road at the Stowe Interchange to eastbound U.S. 422 will be closed from 9:00 PM Wednesday, April 18, to 5:00 AM Thursday, April 19. Motorists will be directed to use High Street to access eastbound U.S. 422.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work areas because backups and slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Under this improvement project, PennDOT is reconstructing U.S. 422 on both existing and new alignments; reconfiguring the U.S. 422/Stowe Interchange to a diamond configuration; removing and replacing the existing ramps and culverts; installing new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment, message boards, signing, pavement markings, lighting, concrete median barriers, median glare screens and guide rail; upgrading stormwater management facilities and pipes; and constructing and restoring wetlands.

H & K Group, Inc. of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $35,581,408 improvement project which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2020.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow Local PennDOT Information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAAllentown, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

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