King of Prussia, PA – Eastbound U.S. 422 will be closed and detoured from the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway in Douglass Township, Berks County, to the Stowe Interchange in West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County on Wednesday, July 31, and Thursday, August 1, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for excavation and sign structure work under 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 Grosstown Road to access the ramp to eastbound U.S. 422.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area 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 $35,620,511 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, visit www.422improvements.com.
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