King of Prussia, PA – The ramp from eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 in East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County, will be closed at night next week for overhead bridge construction, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule is:
• Monday, February 19, through Thursday, February 22, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, the ramp will be reduced to one lane, then closed completely from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning; and
• Friday, February 23, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, the ramp will be reduced to one lane, then closed completely from 10:00 PM to 10:00 AM Saturday, February 24.
During the ramp closure, motorists will be directed to use the Business U.S. 30 exit, turn right on eastbound Business U.S. 30 and right onto the ramp to northbound U.S. 202.
The restrictions will allow the contractor to remove shielding from underside the northbound U.S. 202 bridge over the ramp and adjacent Amtrak rail lines, and begin demolition of the outer half of the bridge’s concrete deck and parapets.
Eastbound U.S. 30 motorists should expect backups and slow moving traffic when approaching the ramp to northbound U.S. 202. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
PennDOT completed repairs and redecking of the inside half of the northbound bridge in early February under the first major stage of a $26.4 million project to rehabilitate the northbound and southbound U.S. 202 bridges over Amtrak and the ramp, and replace the concrete pavement on the ramps to and from U.S. 202 and U.S. 30/Exton Bypass.
Allan A Myers, Inc. of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the 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.
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