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U.S. 202 AND U.S. 30 LANE AND RAMP RESTRICTIONS SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK FOR BRIDGE REHABILITATIONS OVER AMTRAK IN CHESTER COUNTY

May 26, 2017

King of Prussia, PA – Lane and ramp closures are scheduled next week on U.S. 202 and U.S. 30/Exton Bypass in East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County, for construction related to the rehabilitation of two U.S. 202 bridges over Amtrak rail lines, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

 

The work schedule is:
 
• Tuesday, May 30, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, northbound U.S. 202 will be reduced from two-lanes-to-one between the Boot Road and Route 401 (Conestoga Road) interchanges;


• Tuesday, May 30, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM Wednesday, May 31, the ramp from northbound U.S. 202 to Business U.S. 30/U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) will be closed. Motorists will be detoured north on U.S. 202 to the Route 401 (Conestoga Road) Interchange, then on to U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue); 


• Tuesday, May 30, through Thursday, June 1, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass ramp to northbound U.S. 202 will be reduced from two-lanes-to-one; and


• Friday, June 2, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM Saturday, June 3, the eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass ramp to northbound U.S. 202 will be reduced from two-lanes-to-one.
 
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction area because slowdowns will occur. The work schedule is weather dependent.
 
During the lane and ramp closures, crews will be installing shielding on the underside of the U.S. 202 bridges over Amtrak and the ramp from eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass, and beginning demolition of half of the northbound structure.
 
Motorists are advised that backups will occur on southbound U.S. 202 approaching the U.S. 30 Interchange, especially during peak travel times. Drivers heading to the U.S. 30 and Business U.S. 30 Interchange are advised to remain in the right lane on southbound U.S. 202 approaching the interchange, leaving the center and left lane for motorists continuing south on U.S. 202.
 
The work is part of a $26.4 million project to complete the final phase of the U.S. 202 Section 300 improvement project, which includes the rehabilitation of two U.S. 202 bridges over Amtrak rail lines.
 
Allan A Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $26,370,555 project which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
 
For more information, visit www.us202-300.com.
 
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
 
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 825 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: Bob Kent, 610-205-6801

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