The westbound U.S. Route 422 off-ramp at Route 363 (Trooper Road) in West Norriton and Lower Providence townships, Montgomery County, closed at 9 p.m. Friday and will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25 for reconstruction and resurfacing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.
Construction to improve the westbound Route 422 off-ramp is part of PennDOT’s $16.8 million project to enhance travel at the Route 422-Route 363 (Trooper Road) Interchange by building two additional ramps and widening Route 363 (Trooper Road).
During the weekend-long ramp closure, westbound Route 422 motorists who normally exit at Route 363 (Trooper Road) are being directed to continue west on Route 422 to the Oaks Interchange, then turn right on Egypt Road and follow Egypt Road to Route 363 (Trooper Road).
In addition, the far right lane on westbound Route 422 that is used by drivers exiting at Route 363 (Trooper Road) is closed for the weekend starting at the Route 23 Interchange.
Crews are working throughout the weekend to reconstruct and repave Route 422’s westbound off-ramp where it approaches and ties into Route 363 (Trooper Road). The contractor also will remove an old sign structure.
Route 363 (Trooper Road) remains open to one lane of traffic in each direction during construction.
The weekend construction schedule is weather dependent.
PennDOT began construction in October 2013 to build an on-ramp from Route 363 (Trooper Road) to westbound Route 422 and an off-ramp from eastbound Route 422 to Route 363 (Trooper Road), and to widen Route 363 (Trooper Road). Construction is scheduled to finish in fall 2015.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $16,857,533 contract, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
For more information on the interchange improvement project, visit www.422improvements.com.