KING OF PRUSSIA — Alternating lane closures are scheduled in both directions on U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike), Germantown Pike, Township line Road and Johnson Highway on Wednesday, June 23, through Friday, June 25, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for various construction activities under a project to improve, widen and reconstruct approximately 1.8 miles of U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) from Johnson Highway to Township Line Road in Norristown and East Norriton and Whitpain townships, Montgomery County, states the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
The work locations are:
- 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.
Motorists are advised to allow more time for travel in the work areas because backups and slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather-dependent.
Under this improvement 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.
This improvement project will utilize staged construction and require an extensive amount of utility relocation operations. There will be lane closures on U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) throughout the project area during off-peak travel hours. To reconstruct portions of the Johnson Highway, Germantown Pike, Township Line Road intersections with U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike), weekend detours will be implemented as needed.
PennDOT states 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.
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, special signage and relevant training.
Allan Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $54,307,555 project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. Construction on the entire project is expected to finish in fall 2027.
Motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.
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