King of Prussia, PA – Southbound U.S. 202 will be reduced from three lanes to two between the Route 401 and Boot Road interchanges in East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County, on Friday, August 25, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM the following morning, for construction activities at the U.S. 30 Interchange, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area. The schedule is weather dependent.
During the overnight lane closure, crews will be adjusting construction barriers at the U.S. 30 Interchange ramp, which is being reconstructed to replace deteriorated concrete pavement. The pavement improvement operation 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 and the U.S. 30 exit ramp to northbound U.S. 202.
Construction is underway through mid-2018 on the northbound U.S. 202 bridge and on the ramp from southbound U.S. 202 to the U.S. 30/Exton Bypass, where one-of-the-two lanes on the ramp is closed. Both the bridge and the ramp are being rebuilt a-half-at-a-time.
PennDOT is maintaining two lanes of traffic in each direction on U.S. 202 while the bridges are rehabilitated. During construction on the northbound U.S. 202 bridge, the left northbound lane shifts to the southbound bridge as an express lane while the right northbound lane remains on the northbound side through the work zone.
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.
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A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.
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