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New Traffic Pattern Planned Next Week on U.S. 202, Johnson Highway Under Widening Project in MontCo

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that a new traffic pattern will be established next week on U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) and Johnson Highway under a project to improve, widen and reconstruct approximately 1.8 miles of U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) in Norristown and East Norriton and Whitpain townships, Montgomery County.


Weather permitting, motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:

  • Wednesday, January 18, beginning at 9:00 AM, traffic in both directions will be shifted from the right lane to the left lane on U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) between Logan Street and Montgomery Avenue and on Johnson Highway between Rahway Avenue and Bradbury Drive.

The new traffic pattern is part of the roadway reconstruction, clearing and utility relocation work that will continue through 2023 under this $54.3 million improvement project.

Motorists are advised that lane closures will be in place as needed from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM through 2023 on the following sections of highway:

  • U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) between Johnson Highway and Swede Road;

  • Germantown Pike between Mill Road and Hannah Avenue;

  • Township line Road between Butchers Lane and Dekalb Boulevard; and

  • Johnson Highway between Bradbury Drive and Old Arch Road.

This project is a critical part of a multi-phase program to reconstruct, widen and improve travel on a 9.1-mile section of U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) and selected intersections between Johnson Highway in Norristown and Route 309 in Montgomery Township.


Under this U.S. 202 Section 61S project, PennDOT's contractor will:

  • Reconstruct and widen U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) from the existing two lanes to two lanes northbound, one lane southbound and a center turn lane from Johnson Highway to Township Line Road;

  • Install five-foot bicycle lanes in both directions along the entire project area;

  • Build new sidewalks at various locations;

  • Reconstruct one bridge and one box culvert;

  • Construct two sound walls and retaining walls;

  • Install new signals, signing and pavement markings;

  • Perform drainage improvements; and

  • Integrate Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to improve traffic flow.

Allan Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100% federal funds.


Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.


For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.


Information about infrastructure in District 6, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.pa.gov/D6Results. Find PennDOT's planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.


Subscribe to PennDOT District 6 news and traffic alerts at www.penndot.pa.gov/District6.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter and like the department on Facebook and Instagram. MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6800

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