For immediate release april 15, 2016 Travel Restrictions Scheduled on U. S. 422, Route 23 and Gulph Road in Valley Forge Area for Roadwork



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        

April 15, 2016                                    
Travel Restrictions Scheduled on U.S. 422, Route 23 and Gulph Road in Valley Forge Area for Roadwork  
King of Prussia, PA – Travel restrictions are scheduled on U.S. 422 and two state roads between the First Avenue and Route 363 (Trooper Road) interchanges in Montgomery County and Chester County for road and ramp construction, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today. 
The operations are part of PennDOT’s $97.4 million project 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 in West Norriton, Upper Merion and Lower Providence townships. The project, which began in February 2016, also includes the improvement of U.S. 422 and the ramps at the Route 363 (Trooper Road), Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) and First Avenue interchanges.
U.S. 422 will continue to be reduced from two lanes to one in both directions between First Avenue and Route 363 (Trooper Road) on Sunday through Thursday nights through late May for the excavation and resurfacing of the roadway shoulders. Next week, the nighttime restriction will be in place on Sunday, April 17, to Thursday, April 21. The eastbound lane closure on U.S. 422 will be in effect each work night from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, and the westbound lane closure will be in place from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM the following morning.
In addition, crews will work overnight on ramps at U.S. 422’s interchanges at Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) and Route 363 (Trooper Road) on Sunday, April 17, to Thursday, April 21. The ramps will remain open to traffic but the travel lanes will be narrower. The affected ramps are the U.S. 422 east off-ramp to Route 23 (Valley Forge Road); the two Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) ramps to U.S. 422 west; and the U.S. 422 west off-ramp to Route 363 (Trooper Road).  Work on the eastbound ramp on U.S. 422 will take place each night from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and on the westbound ramps from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM.
Lane closures are scheduled on Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) between Moore Road and Gulph Road in Upper Merion Township on Monday, April 24, to Thursday, April 28, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM for median removal and paving. 
Roadwork will restrict travel on southbound Gulph Road in the area of the First Avenue intersection in Upper Merion Township, on Monday, April 24, to Thursday, April 28, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
The contractor’s work schedule is dependent on the weather. 
The speed limit within the U.S. 422 work zone is reduced to 45 miles per hour. Motorists are advised to reduce their travel speeds and be alert of crews working on the highway.

J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $97,380,711 contract. The project is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Construction is scheduled to finish in May 2020.


For additional information on U.S. 422 improvement projects, visit www.422improvements.com.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.


For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT Information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.  
MEDIA CONTACT: Gene Blaum, 610-205-6800

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