FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2015
Travel Restrictions on U.S. 202, Route 401 and Planebrook Road in Chester County Next Week
King of Prussia, PA – Travel restrictions are scheduled next week on U.S. 202, Planebrook Road and Route 401 (Conestoga Road) in Chester County as part of the ongoing widening and improvement of U.S. 202, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.
Northbound and southbound U.S. 202 will be reduced from three lanes to two between the Route 29 and Chesterbrook Boulevard interchanges in East Whiteland and Tredyffrin townships on Monday, August 17, through Thursday, August 20, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and from 8:00 PM Friday, August 21, to 10:00 AM Saturday, August 22, for line painting, drainage pipe inspections, and other construction activity.
Planebrook Road will be closed and detoured between U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) and Swedesford Road on Monday, August 17, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for setting beams on the northbound half of the U.S. 202 overpass. A posted detour will take motorists over U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue), Church Road and Planebrook Road. If postponed due to rain, the closure will occur on Tuesday, August 18, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
In addition, Planebrook Road will be restricted to a single lane at the U.S. 202 overpass on Tuesday, August 18, through Friday, August 21, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; on Monday, August 17, through Friday, August 21, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM; and on Saturday, August 22, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Periodic stoppages of up to 15 minutes may occur during the overnight and Saturday operations.
Flagger-controlled lane closures also will occur on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) at the U.S. 202 Interchange on Monday, August 17, through Friday, 21, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM; and on Saturday, August 22, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Periodic stoppages of up to 15 minutes will occur on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) during overnight hours and Saturday operations.
Lane closures will be in place Monday, August 17, through Friday, 21, on northbound and southbound Route 29 (Morehall Road) at Matthews Road in East Whiteland Township from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for installation of curb ramps at the intersection.
Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel and use extra care when driving through the construction zone.
The widening of U.S. 202 from north of the Route 401 Interchange to the Swedesford Road/Route 252 Interchange, which was substantially completed last fall, is being performed by the Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, Inc. of Woodstown, N.J., under a $105.4 million contract. The remaining work on this section of U.S. 202 is expected to be completed this summer.
Construction on U.S. 202 from north of Route 401 to U.S. 30, including work at the Route 401 Interchange, is being done by Allan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County. The $63.3 million contract is scheduled to finish in 2016.
For more information on the improvement and widening of U.S. 202, visit www.us202-300.com.
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