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Bridge Beam Replacements Will Lead to 422 Restrictions

Work is scheduled April 5 to 11.

The following was provided to Patch:

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Monday announced that lane restrictions and intermittent traffic stoppages are scheduled on eastbound Route 422 between the Sanatoga and Route 724 interchanges in Montgomery and Chester counties for the placement of new beams on three bridges.

The work schedule is:

• On Saturday, April 5 from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., one lane will be closed on eastbound Route 422 between the Route 724 and Sanatoga interchanges in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County and North Coventry Township, Chester County, for the placement of beams at the Armand Hammer Boulevard Bridge. Intermittent 15-minute traffic stoppages will occur from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.; and

• On Monday, April 7 to Friday, April 11, and on Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., one lane will be closed on eastbound Route 422 between the Route 724 and Sanatoga interchanges to set overhead bridge beams at the Norfolk Southern Main Line and Schuylkill River bridges.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. The work schedules are weather dependent.

The bridge improvements are part of PennDOT’s $73.3 million project to rebuild and improve 1.6 miles of Route 422 in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County and North Coventry Township, Chester County. 

J.D. Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, Chester County is the general contractor on the project that is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Construction is scheduled to finish in October 2018. 

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.

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.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/district6 or call 610-205-6700.

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