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Thursday, September 08, 2016

September 8, 2016

U.S. 202 South Early Morning Lane Closures Next Two Saturdays in Chester County

King of Prussia, PA – Early morning travel restrictions are scheduled the next two Saturdays on U.S. 202 south in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, for the connection of a new fiber optic line for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) components, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.

On Saturday, September 10, and again on Saturday, September 17, from 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM, U.S. 202 south will be reduced from three lanes to two between the Route 401 and U.S. 30 interchanges as crews splice the new 144-strand line into the ITS system.

The former 24-strand line was installed above ground on poles approximately 15 years ago with the original ITS installations on U.S. 202. The new line, which was placed in underground conduit, will better serve the operation of highway cameras, dynamic message boards, travel time readers and other ITS components in place on U.S. 202 in Chester County.

This operation is part of the recently completed $63.3 million project to widen and reconstruct 2.5 miles of the expressway from north of Route 401 to U.S. 30, and to rebuild and improve the Route 401 Interchange. PennDOT opened this newly expanded section of U.S. 202 to six lanes on August 3, 2016.

Allan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor.

The contractor’s schedule is weather dependent, and motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel and use extra care when driving through the work zone.

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

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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 770 traffic cameras.

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