Overnight bridge and utility work will restrict travel lanes next week on U.S. Route 422 at the Route 363 (Trooper Road) Interchange in West Norriton and Lower Providence townships, Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced.
Operations to install protective shielding beneath the Route 363 bridge over Route 422 and to relocate utility wires over the expressway are part of PennDOTís $16.8 million project to improve travel through the Route 422-Route 363 (Trooper Road) Interchange by building two additional ramps to provide moves not currently available and by widening Route 363 (Trooper Road).
On Monday and Tuesday (April 7-8) from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., westbound Route 422 will be reduced from two lanes to one at the Route 363 (Trooper Road) Interchange.
On Wednesday and Thursday (April 9-10) from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., eastbound Route 422 will be reduced to one lane at the Route 363 (Trooper Road) Interchange.
From 11 p.m. Wednesday (April 9) to 5 a.m. Thursday (April 10), Route 422 motorists will face intermittent 15-minute traffic stoppages between the Route 363 (Trooper Road) and Route 23 interchanges while PECO Energy relocates seven overhead utility wires.
In addition, Route 363 (Trooper Road) will be restricted on the bridge over Route 422 for the replacement of expansion joints beginning Monday night (April 7). Crews will work Mondays through Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. This work will continue until late June. Southbound Route 363 (Trooper Road) traffic will merge into one lane in advance of the bridge.
Route 422 and Route 363 (Trooper Road) motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel through the construction area because slowdowns may occur during the overnight operations.
PennDOT began construction on October 2013 to build an on-ramp from Route 363 (Trooper Road) to westbound Route 422 and an off-ramp from eastbound Route 422 to Route 363 (Trooper Road), and to widen Route 363 (Trooper Road). The project is scheduled to finish in fall 2015.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $16,857,533 contract, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
This interchange improvement is one of four projects that are part of the U.S. 422 Schuylkill River Crossing Complex of projects that are designed to enhance travel along Route 422 between the Route 23 and Route 363 (Trooper Road) interchanges.
For more information on Route 422, visit www.422improvements.com.
Motorists can check conditions on Route 422 and other major roadways 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 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.
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