PennDOT Construction on Route 422

Route 422 will be constricted to one lane in each direction this fall, starting Monday at 10 p.m.

PennDOT is investing $36 million to replace the route 422 Bridge over the Schuylkill River in North Coventry Township, Chester County, and West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County.

Here are the three stages of improvement: 

  • Replacing the existing westbound lane
  • Replacing the eastbound Route 422 bridge
  • Rebuilding the center median

This replacement comes as a result of the Act 89 funds from Pennsylvania’s new transportation plan.

“This major undertaking to build a new, modern bridge to carry Route 422 over the Schuylkill River is part of our overall program to improve the highway in the greater Pottstown area,"  said Lester C. Toaso, the PennDOT District Executive.

Crews will work Monday through Friday (Nov. 3-7) from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to rebuild the eastbound shoulder on Route 422.

By late November the contractor will build crossover lanes on both sides of the bridge. Once the crossover lanes are finished, Route 422 will shift one westbound lane over the eastbound side of the highway approaching the river bridge.

Detours will be posted for intermittent overnight closures of Route 422.

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