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U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) Lane Closures Continue for Clearing Operations, Utility Work in Montgomery Co

King of Prussia, PA – U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) motorists will continue to encounter daytime and nighttime lane closures in both directions for clearing operations and utility relocation on a project to widen and reconstruct a 2.8-mile section in East Norriton and Whitpain townships, Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Single lane closures will be in place through the summer on northbound and southbound U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) between Township Line Road and Morris Road on Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM, and Saturdays as needed from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Motorists are advised to allow more time for travel in the work areas because backups and slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather permitting.

Activities through 2020 will primarily include utility relocation operations throughout various sections of the project limits. Daytime and nighttime lane closures will be in place on U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) during non-peak travel times as needed by the contractor and utility crews.

Under this project, PennDOT is reconstructing and widening U.S. 202 from two lanes to five lanes with a center turn lane from Township Line Road to just south of Morris Road; installing five-foot bicycle lanes in both directions along the entire project area; and building new sidewalks at various locations along the corridor.

Additional improvements include:

  • Reconstructing five box culverts;

  • Constructing a sound wall and retaining walls;

  • Installing new traffic signals, signing and pavement markings;

  • Performing drainage improvements;

  • Integrating Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to improve traffic flow;

  • Constructing a wetland mitigation site to compensate for wetlands impact; and

  • Removing a portion of a breached dam on the Wissahickon Creek to mitigate stream impacts.

James D. Morrissey, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $55,587,342 project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Construction on the entire project is expected to be completed in summer 2024.

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