July 16, 2018

Stowe Interchange Ramp to U.S. 422 East to Close for Eight Months for Reconstruction

King of Prussia, PA – The ramp from Grosstown Road at the Stowe Interchange to eastbound U.S. 422 will be closed beginning Monday morning, July 9, through mid-March 2019, for ramp reconstruction as part of a major improvement project to rebuild 1.2 miles of U.S. 422 from just east of the Schuylkill River bridge to just west of the Montgomery County line in North Coventry Township, Chester County, West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, and Douglass Township, Berks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

During the eight-month closure, motorists will be directed to use High Street and southbound Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) to access eastbound U.S. 422. Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur.

Under this improvement project, PennDOT is reconstructing U.S. 422 on both existing and new alignments; reconfiguring the U.S. 422/Stowe Interchange to a diamond configuration; removing and replacing the existing ramps and culverts; installing new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment, message boards, signing, pavement markings, lighting, concrete median barriers, median glare screens and guide rail; upgrading stormwater management facilities and pipes; and constructing and restoring wetlands.

H & K Group, Inc. of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $35,581,408 improvement project which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2020.

For more information on the project, visit www.422improvements.com.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.

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 850 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

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