King of Prussia, PA – Travel restrictions are scheduled this weekend for paving on Route 401 and at night next week on U. S. 202 between the Route 29 and U.S. 30 interchanges in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, for the final stage of median reconstruction and the continuation of operations to open the newly reconstructed and widened expressway to three lanes in each direction in early August, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.
Construction on U.S. 202 and on Route 401 is part of PennDOT’s $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.
On Sunday, July 24, through Thursday, July 28, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, and on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM the following morning, U.S. 202 north and south will be reduced to one lane periodically at various locations between the Route 29 and U.S. 30 interchanges for pavement grinding, placement of median barrier/glare screen, shoulder paving, removal of construction barriers, and line painting.
As part of the U.S. 202 construction operation, the ramp from the U.S. 30 Bypass east to U.S. 202 north will be closed from 8:00 PM Saturday, July 30, to 10:00 AM Sunday, July 31. U.S. 30 east motorists headed for U.S. 202 north will be detoured to the U.S. 30 East/Frazer off ramp, then right onto U.S. 30 east (Lancaster Avenue), and right immediately onto the ramp to U.S. 202 north.
In addition, lane closures will be in place on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) at the U.S. 202 Interchange this Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24, from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM for paving between Municipal Drive and Moores Road. Motorists can expect delays on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) during this weekend operation.
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 contractor’s schedule is weather dependent, and motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel and use extra care when driving through the construction zones.