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New Route 422 construction set to begin September 25

When it comes to road construction on Route 422, for drivers, it's either deal with it or go around it.

"It's been going on a while but I guess they have to do it," said Leslie Henderson of Pottstown.

"Ya know, it's a thing where if you don't have to go that way and you know an alternate route, it's better sometimes to take that alternate route," said Michael Wallace, who drives for a living.

More drivers could soon be exploring alternate routes. The state has announced more roadwork is set to begin on 422 on September 25. Improvements will include reconstructing part of 422, ramp replacement and creating a diamond configuration at the 422/Stowe Interchange.

"I think it will be better for the community to get to work," said Henderson.

This is in addition to the current work on 422, which is set to wrap up in the fall of next year.

Driver Tom Callahan has had enough. 

"I am definitely against this," Callahan said. "Let's just end what we got going on now so that we don't have to go through this again, cuz I'm sick of taking detours."

Once this new work starts, it will continue until 2020. This is the third major project over a seven mile stretch of the highway. 

Tom Callahan already has plans for that 2020 completion date.

"I'll be kissing the ground, I think," he said.

For more information on the plans, visit

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