Lane closures scheduled for Route 422 in Pottstown

POTTSTOWN >> Parts of eastbound Route 422 will be closed and detoured beginning Monday.

The closures will be from the split with Benjamin Franklin Highway in Douglass Township, Berks County, to Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) in North Coventry Township, Chester County, on Monday, Dec. 18, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning, for construction activities 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, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

During the overnight closure, 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.

In addition to the closure, long-term ramp closures have been put in place for westbound Route 422 motorists. Through fall 2019, the ramp from westbound Route. 422 to the Stowe Interchange has been closed and relocated about a quarter-mile west of the existing interchange. Route 422 motorists are being directed to continue west and exit at the new temporary ramp to the Stowe Interchange.

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The ramp from Grosstown Road at the Stowe Interchange to westbound Route 422 is also closed through fall 2019. Grosstown Road motorists are being directed to take High Street/Benjamin Franklin Highway to access westbound Route 422.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work areas because backups and slowdowns 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.

H & K Group, Inc. of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $35,581,408 improvement project which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2020.

For more information on the project, visit www.422improvements.com.