U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) Overnight Lane Closures Next Week for Sign Installation in Upper Merion Towns
King of Prussia, PA – Overnight lane closures will be in place next week on U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) for reconstruction of the median and installation of an electronic message sign at Mall Boulevard in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Crews will reduce northbound U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) to one through lane, and southbound U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) to two through lanes between South Gulph Road and Allendale Road. The work schedule is: Monday, August 6, through Thursday, August 9, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM; and Friday, August 10, from 10:00 PM to 10:00 AM the following day. During the scheduled construction, at least one left turn lane will be maintained from northbound U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) onto Mall Boulevard and from southbound U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) onto Shaffer Road.
Motorists are advised that backups will occur approaching the work zone. All planned activities will be rescheduled in the event of rain.
PennDOT is installing the Dynamic Message Sign (DMS) under its $26.4 million project to repair and re-deck two U.S. 202 bridges over Amtrak and repair two ramps at the U.S. 30/Exton Bypass Interchange in East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County.
The DMS, which will provide motorists with real-time travel information on U.S. 202 and other regional highways, is part of PennDOT’s growing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) traffic management operations for the five-county Philadelphia region.
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.
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