POTTSTOWN >> Eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 422 in the Pottstown area will be closed and detoured for two nights this week.
Route 422 will be closed for barrier installation and line striping operations as part of a project to improve and reconstruct 1.2 miles of Route 422 from just east of the Schuylkill River bridge to just west of the Montgomery County line in North Coventry Township, Chester County, West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, and Douglass Township, Berks County, according to PennDOT.
The work schedule is:
• From 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, westbound Route 422 will be closed and detoured from Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) to the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway. During construction, westbound Route 422 motorists will be directed to take Route 100 North (Pottstown Pike) and High Street/Benjamin Franklin Highway to access westbound Route 422
• From 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, to 5 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, eastbound Route 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. During construction, eastbound Route 422 motorists will be directed to continue on Benjamin Franklin Highway/High Street and turn right on Route 100 South (Pottstown Pike) to access the ramp to eastbound Route 422.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area overnight because backups will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Under this improvement project, PennDOT is reconstructing Route 422 on both existing and new alignments; reconfiguring the Route 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.