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 2016 News News - Travel Restrictions This Weekend on U.S. 202 North

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

King of Prussia, PA – Lane and ramp closures are scheduled this weekend for construction on U.S. 202 north and Route 401 (Conestoga Road) at its interchange with U.S. 202 in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

The work is part of the $63.3 million project to widen and reconstruct 2.5 miles of U.S. 202 from north of Route 401 to U.S. 30, and rebuild and improve the Route 401 Interchange.

From 8:00 PM Saturday, April 30, to 10:00 AM Sunday, May 1, U.S. 202 north will be reduced from two lanes to one between the U.S. 30 and Route 401 (Conestoga Road) interchanges as crews pave the northbound off-ramp to Route 401 and realign construction barriers at the interchange.

During the weekend operation, the U.S. 202 north exit ramp to Route 401 (Conestoga Road) will be closed and detoured from 8:00 PM Saturday, April 30, to 10:00 AM Sunday, May 1. Motorists on U.S. 202 north heading for Route 401 (Conestoga Road) will be directed to exit at the U. S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) Interchange, and then turn right onto U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) east, and follow U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) to the intersection of Route 401 (Conestoga Road), and then turn left onto Route 401 (Conestoga Road).

Motorists also will encounter travel restrictions on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) at the U.S. 202 Interchange from 7:00 PM Friday, April 29, to 10:00 AM Saturday, April 30, for line striping and traffic signal realignment. Periodic lane closures, traffic shifts and brief stoppages will occur as crews work to place Route 401 (Conestoga Road) traffic into its permanent alignment. Route 401 (Conestoga Road) has been widened at the interchange to include two through lanes plus separate turn lanes to access ramps to U.S. 202.

In addition, periodic flagger-controlled lane closures and brief stoppages also will take place on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) at the U.S. 202 Interchange on Tuesday, April 26, through Friday, April 29, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for paving and other operations.

All scheduled activities are dependent on the weather.

Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel and use extra care when driving through the work zones.

Construction to expand U.S. 202 to six lanes from north of Route 401 to U.S. 30, including work at the Route 401 Interchange, is being performed by Allan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County. The project is scheduled to finish in late summer 2016.

For more information on the improvement and widening of U.S. 202, visit www.us202-300.com.

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