PennDOT Announces Guiderail Installation and Line Painting on U.S. 322 in Chester County

Traffic Alert

CHESTER COUNTY, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced a series of safety improvements, including guiderail installation and line painting operations, to be carried out next week on U.S. 322 (West Chester Bypass). The work is part of a $3.6 million project aimed at enhancing travel and safety along a 2.87-mile section of the highway in East Bradford and West Goshen townships, Chester County.

The construction activities will take place from Monday, December 11, to Friday, December 15, between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. During this time, drivers can expect periodic lane closures in both directions on U.S. 322 (West Chester Bypass) between U.S. 322 (Downingtown Pike) and U.S. 202. Motorists are advised to allow additional travel time due to potential backups and delays.

The safety improvement project includes a range of measures to enhance the travel experience for both motorists and bicyclists. PennDOT’s contractor will narrow the travel lanes, extend the acceleration lanes, replace and install traffic signals, and construct shoulders to accommodate bicycles. Additional safety features include the installation of center line rumble strips, replacement of guide rails, and implementation of wrong-way countermeasures throughout the project corridor.

The project begins at the intersection of U.S. 322 (West Chester Bypass) and U.S. 322 (Downingtown Pike) and extends east to the U.S. 322 (West Chester Bypass) intersection with U.S. 202. The intersections included in this project are North New Street, Route 100 (Pottstown Pike), Penn Drive, Phoenixville Pike, and U.S. 202.

The general contractor for the project is Allan Myers of Worcester, Montgomery County. The project, which is entirely federally funded, aims to improve the safe and efficient movement of traffic on the U.S. 322 (West Chester Bypass) corridor.

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