Sumneytown Pike to Close at U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) Beginning August 1 for Roadway Construction
King of Prussia, PA – Sumneytown Pike will be closed and detoured approaching U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) from Evans Road beginning Monday, August 1, for roadway reconstruction under a project to widen and improve 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 Wednesday, August 31.
During the closure, Sumneytown Pike Road motorists will be directed to use Evans Road, Route 63 (Welsh Road) and U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike). Sumneytown Pike Road motorists can also use U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike), Route 63 (Welsh Road), Route 309 (Bethlehem Pike) and Norristown 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% federal and 20% state funds. Construction on the project is expected to finish in late 2024.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com or downloading the 511PA mobile application. 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.
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