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422 Lane, Ramp Closures Due In Valley Forge

VALLEY FORGE PA – U.S. Route 422 commuters traveling between Oaks and destinations further east will must cope with both mid-day and overnight travel restrictions for the bulk of this week, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation noted.

Contractor J.D Eckman Inc. of Atglen PA, is working to build new, wider bridges to improve travel and carry U.S. 422 motorists over the Schuylkill River, Norfolk Southern Railroad, South Trooper Road and Schuylkill River Trail. As part of the $97.4 million project it has scheduled:

  • Lane closures on westbound 422, between the Interstate 76 and First Avenue interchanges, to occur Monday through Thursday (today, June 26, 2017, to June 29) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
  • An overnight closure and detour of the ramp from westbound Route 23 to westbound 422, on Wednesday (June 28) from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday (June 29). Drivers seeking to enter westbound 422 will be directed by flaggers to make a left on the ramp used by eastbound Route 23 motorists; and
  • Overnight lane closures on eastbound 422 from Route 23 to just east of the First Avenue interchange, on Thursday (June 29) from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday (June 30).

In addition to the week’s travel restrictions, the ramp from Route 23 to eastbound 422 will be closed and detoured beginning July 10 (Monday) for construction activities through late fall. During construction, Route 23 motorists seeking to enter eastbound 422 will be directed to use Gulph Road and First Avenue.

PennDOT advises drivers to allow additional time for travel 422 and 23 near the construction areas, because backups will occur. Progress of the work depends on the weather, it said.

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