VALLEY FORGE PA – Driving challenges for commuters accustomed to having full access to U.S. Route 422 in the Valley Forge area will become more difficult beginning Monday (July 10, 2017), and are expected to persist “through late fall,” the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.
The ramp from Route 23 to eastbound 422 will be closed and detoured beginning Monday for bridge construction activities, PennDOT said. During the coming months of construction, Route 23 drivers will be directed to use Gulph Road and First Avenue to access the eastbound 422 ramp.
Additionally, lane closures controlled by flaggers are scheduled on Route 23 between Moore Road and Gulph Road are scheduled Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
And on Wednesday (July 12) from 2-6 a.m., the left lane of westbound 422 is scheduled to close between its First Avenue and Route 363 interchanges.
PennDOT advises drivers to allow additional time for travel on 23 and 422, particularly near the construction areas, because backups will occur. Progress on the work depends on the weather. It is part of the $97.4 million project to build new, wider bridges to improve travel and carry 422 motorists over the Schuylkill River, Norfolk Southern Railroad, South Trooper Road and Schuylkill River Trail.
J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen PA is the general contractor.
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