Due to funding from Pennsylvania’s new transportation plan, construction will start Monday night (June 23) on a $4.4 million project to repair and resurface U.S. 202 and U.S. 422 where the two expressways connect in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, and Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.
“Route 202 and Route 422 are among the many roads that will be repaired in our region this year because of the state’s landmark transportation plan,” PennDOT District 6 Executive Les Toaso said.
In April, Governor Tom Corbett announced that statewide, more than $2.1 billion in highway and bridge projects will begin in 2014, $600 million more than what would have been available without Act 89. More than 250 of roughly 900 projects are beginning this year due to Act 89, including 27 in the Philadelphia region.
Through the Route 202/Route 422 project, travel will be improved by removing areas of deteriorating concrete, patching, and paving both highways and four ramps with asphalt. This pavement improvement project is scheduled to finish in late November.
The pavement improvement plan consists of repairing and resurfacing Route 202 between Route 252 (Valley Forge Road) and Interstate 76; Route 422 between Route 202 and Route 23; and the Route 202 North ramp to I-76 East, Route 422 East ramp to I-76 East, Route 202 North ramp to Route 422 West, and Route 202 South ramp to Route 422 West.
Motorists are advised to expect lane closures and slowdowns during construction over the next five months. Crews will work Mondays through Fridays from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The contractor also may work Sunday nights and weekends during the course of the project.
Weather permitting, crews will work at night next week on northbound Route 202 between Route 252 (Valley Forge Road) and I-76, and on the Route 202 North ramp to I-76 East. One travel lane will close at 8 p.m. and a second lane will close at 11 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. the following morning.
Allan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $4,395,855 contract, which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89.
Funding provided by Act 89 will enable PennDOT to make significant progress in addressing major roadway, bridge and transit needs across the Philadelphia region, including projects starting this year to resurface 100 miles of rough pavement and rehabilitate 28 deteriorated bridges in the five-county area.
By its fifth year, Act 89 will generate an additional $2.3 billion to $2.4 billion a year in added statewide transportation investment across all modes.
Motorists can check conditions on Route 202, 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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