Route 422 to close near Pottstown next week

The Phoenix - - LOCAL NEWS -

East­bound and west­bound Route 422 in the Pottstown area will be closed and de­toured for two nights next week.

Ac­cord­ing to PennDOT, Route 422 will be closed in the Pottstown area for bar­rier in­stal­la­tion and line strip­ing op­er­a­tions as part of a pro­ject to im­prove and re­con­struct 1.2 miles of Route 422 from just east of the Schuylkill River bridge to just west of the Mont­gomery County line in North Coven­try Town­ship, Ch­ester County, West Potts­grove Town­ship, Mont­gomery County, and Dou­glass Town­ship, Berks County. The work sched­ule is: • From 9 p.m. Tues­day, Oct. 10, to 5 a.m. Wed­nes­day, Oct. 11, west­bound Route 422 will be closed and de­toured from Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) to the split with Benjamin Franklin High­way. Dur­ing con­struc­tion, west­bound Route 422 mo­torists will be di­rected to take Route 100 North (Pottstown Pike) and High Street/Benjamin Franklin High­way to ac­cess west­bound Route 422

•From 9 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Oct. 11, to 5 a.m. Thurs­day, Oct. 12, east­bound Route 422 will be closed and de­toured from the split with Benjamin Franklin High­way in Dou­glass Town­ship, Berks County, to Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) in North Coven­try Town­ship, Ch­ester County. Dur­ing con­struc­tion, east­bound Route 422 mo­torists will be di­rected to con­tinue on Benjamin Franklin High­way/ High Street and turn right on Route 100 South (Pottstown Pike) to ac­cess the ramp to east­bound Route 422.

Driv­ers are ad­vised to al­low ex­tra time when trav­el­ing near the work area overnight be­cause back­ups will oc­cur. All sched­uled ac­tiv­i­ties are weather de­pen­dent.

Un­der this im­prove­ment pro­ject, PennDOT is re­con­struct­ing Route 422 on both ex­ist­ing and new align­ments; re­con­fig­ur­ing the Route 422/ Stowe In­ter­change to a di­a­mond con­fig­u­ra­tion; re­mov­ing and re­plac­ing the ex­ist­ing ramps and cul­verts; in­stalling new In­tel­li­gent Trans­porta­tion Sys­tems (ITS) equip­ment, mes­sage boards, sign­ing, pave­ment mark­ings, light­ing, con­crete me­dian bar­ri­ers, me­dian glare screens and guide rail; up­grad­ing stormwa­ter man­age­ment fa­cil­i­ties and pipes; and con­struct­ing and restor­ing wet­lands.

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