MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that a new traffic pattern will be established next week on U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) and Johnson Highway under a project to improve, widen and reconstruct approximately 1.8 miles of U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) in Norristown and East Norriton and Whitpain townships, Montgomery County.
Weather permitting, the work schedule and location are:
- Wednesday, January 18, beginning at 9:00 AM, traffic in both directions will be shifted from the right lane to the left lane on U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) between Logan Street and Montgomery Avenue and on Johnson Highway between Rahway Avenue and Bradbury Drive.
The new traffic pattern is part of the roadway reconstruction, clearing and utility relocation work that will continue through 2023 under this $54.3 million improvement project.
Motorists are advised that lane closures will be in place as needed from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM through 2023 on the following sections of highway:
- U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) between Johnson Highway and Swede Road;
- Germantown Pike between Mill Road and Hannah Avenue;
- Township line Road between Butchers Lane and Dekalb Boulevard; and
- Johnson Highway between Bradbury Drive and Old Arch Road.
This project is a critical part of a multi-phase program to reconstruct, widen and improve travel on a 9.1-mile section of U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) and selected intersections between Johnson Highway in Norristown and Route 309 in Montgomery Township.
Under this U.S. 202 Section 61S project, PennDOT’s contractor will:
- Reconstruct and widen U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) from the existing two lanes to two lanes northbound, one lane southbound and a center turn lane from Johnson Highway to Township Line Road;
- Install five-foot bicycle lanes in both directions along the entire project area;
- Build new sidewalks at various locations;
- Reconstruct one bridge and one box culvert;
- Construct two sound walls and retaining walls;
- Install new signals, signing and pavement markings;
- Perform drainage improvements; and
- Integrate Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to improve traffic flow.
Allan Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100% federal funds.
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