Vehicle Strike Closes Key Chester County Highways; Detours and Delays Expected

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CHESTER COUNTY, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the closure of both eastbound and westbound U.S. 322, as well as the bridge carrying Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) over U.S. 322. The closures are due to structural damage caused by a large vehicle strike at the bridge on Thursday morning.

Both U.S. 322 and the Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) bridge will remain closed in both directions until necessary repairs can be made to ensure the safety of both highways. PennDOT bridge engineers and contractors are currently assessing the situation and formulating a plan for the repair work.

The affected sections include eastbound and westbound U.S. 322 between Phoenixville Pike and New Street, and Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) between Taylors Mill Road and Goshen Road.

Motorists are advised to adhere to the posted detour routes during the closures. Additionally, they should anticipate backups and delays around the work area and consider allowing extra travel time.

PennDOT has not yet provided an estimated timeline for the completion of the repairs and the reopening of the highways.

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