Road work sched­uled on Route 422 near Pottstown

The Boyertown Area Times - - NEWS - Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

Route 422 mo­torists will en­counter lane clo­sures in both direc­tions over the next two weeks for con­struc­tion ac­tiv­i­ties.

The work is part of a project to re­build 1.6 miles of Route 422 and con­struct new struc­tures over the Schuylkill River and Nor­folk South­ern rail­road tracks in Lower Potts­grove Town­ship, PennDOT an­nounced. The work sched­ule is: · Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the left lane is sched­uled to close on east­bound Route 422 between the Keim Street and Sanatoga in­ter­changes for me­dian con­struc­tion;

· Thurs­day, Septem­ber 6, and Fri­day, Septem­ber 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., al­ter­nat­ing left and right lane clo­sures will be in place on east­bound Route 422 between the Keim Street and Sanatoga in­ter­changes for milling;

· Fri­day, Septem­ber 7, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., the left lane is sched­uled to close on west­bound Route 422 between the Sanatoga and Ar­mand Ham­mer Boule­vard in­ter­changes for bar­rier re­moval;

· Satur­day, Septem­ber 8, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., al­ter­nat­ing left and right lane clo­sures will be in place on east­bound Route 422 between the Keim Street and Sanatoga in­ter­changes for paving;

· Mon­day, Septem­ber 10, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., the left lane is sched­uled to close on east­bound Route 422 between the Ar­mand Ham­mer Boule­vard and Sanatoga in­ter­changes for bar­rier in­stal­la­tion and re­moval;

· Tues­day, Septem­ber 11, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., al­ter­nat­ing left and right lane clo­sures will be in place on east­bound Route 422 between the Keim Street and Sanatoga in­ter­changes for lane shifts;

· Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 12, and Thurs­day, Septem­ber 13, from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m. the fol­low­ing day, the left lane is sched­uled to close on west­bound Route 422 between the Sanatoga and Ar­mand Ham­mer Boule­vard in­ter­changes for bar­rier re­moval; and

· Fri­day, Septem­ber 14, from 7 p.m. to 4 p.m. the fol­low­ing day, the left lane is sched­uled to close on west­bound Route 422 between the Sanatoga and Ar­mand Ham­mer Boule­vard in­ter­changes for me­dian con­struc­tion.

Driv­ers are ad­vised to al­low ex­tra time when trav­el­ing on Route 422 through the work ar­eas be­cause back­ups and de­lays will oc­cur. These op­er­a­tions are weather de­pen­dent.

Un­der this project, PennDOT’s con­trac­tor is build­ing, in phases, new Route 422 struc­tures over the Schuylkill River; new Route 422 struc­tures over Nor­folk South­ern rail­road tracks; re­build­ing Route 422 from the Schuylkill River bridge to the Porter Road over­pass; in­stalling new me­dian bar­ri­ers; re­plac­ing the Ar­mand Ham­mer Boule­vard bridge over Route 422; im­prov­ing and re­align­ing ramps at the Route 422/Ar­mand Ham­mer Boule­vard In­ter­change; re­con­struct­ing and re­align­ing the ramp from Route 724 to Route 422 east; im­prov­ing storm wa­ter drainage; erect­ing three over­head sign struc­tures; in­stalling con­duit for fu­ture In­tel­li­gent Trans­porta­tion equip­ment; and in­stalling new guide rail and signs.

J.D. Eck­man, Inc., of At­glen, Ch­ester County, is the

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