Morris Rd to Close at U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) Beginning March 14 for Roadway Construction in Whitpain
King of Prussia, PA – Morris Road will be closed and detoured at the U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) intersection approaching from Cathcart Road beginning Monday, March 14, for construction activities under a project to widen and reconstruct nearly three miles of U.S. 202 from south of Morris Road to Hancock Road in Whitpain and Lower Gwynedd townships, Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The closure will be in place 24/7 through early April.
During the closure, Morris Road motorists will be directed to use U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike), Route 73 (Skippack Pike) and School Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
Motorists are advised to allow more time for travel near the work area because backups and slowdowns may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Under this U.S. 202 project (Section 65S), PennDOT will perform the following roadway and bridge improvements:
Reconstruct and widen U.S. 202 from two lanes to five lanes with a center turn lane from Morris Road to Grasshopper Lane and from Schoolhouse Lane to Swedesford Road;
Widen U.S. 202 from two lanes to four lanes with a mountable median curb from the Wissahickon Creek crossing to south of Schoolhouse Lane;
Install five-foot bicycle lanes in both directions in the five-lane sections;
Reconstruct the bridge over the Wissahickon Creek;
Construct two sound walls and three retaining walls;
Install new signals, signing and pavement markings;
Perform drainage improvements;
Integrate Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to improve traffic flow;
Reconstruct a wetland channel adjacent to Wissahickon Creek; and
Reconstruct a stone wall adjacent to the Gwynedd Friends Meetinghouse property.
James D. Morrissey, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the Section 65S project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Construction on the project is expected to finish in late 2024.
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