Travel Restrictions Next Week on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) in Chester County

October 1, 2015 3:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Travel Restrictions Next Week on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) in Chester County

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October 1, 2015

Travel Restrictions Next Week on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) in Chester County

King of Prussia, PA – Travel restrictions are scheduled next week on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) at the Route 202 Interchange in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.

The road and bridge work is associated with improvements being made under two construction contracts totaling more than $168 million to improve travel and safety on U.S. 202.

Periodic flagger controlled lane closures and stoppages will occur on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) at the Route 202 Interchange on Monday, October 5, through Friday, October 9, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, and on Saturday, October 10, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, for roadway reconstruction.

In addition, Planebrook Road will be restricted to a flagger-controlled single lane at the U.S. 202 overpass in East Whiteland Township on Monday, October 5, through Friday, October 9, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and on Saturday, October 10, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, for overhead bridge construction. Periodic stoppages of up to 15 minutes may occur weeknights from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM and on Saturday from 12:00 AM (midnight) to 10:00 AM.

Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel and use extra care when driving through the construction zone because backups may occur.

The widening of U.S. 202 from north of the Route 401 Interchange to the Swedesford Road/Route 252 Interchange, which was substantially completed last fall, is being performed by the Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, Inc. of Woodstown, N.J., under a $105.4 million contract.

Construction on U.S. 202 from north of Route 401 to U.S. 30, including work at the Route 401 Interchange, is being done by Allan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County. The $63.3 million contract is scheduled to finish in 2016.
For more information on the improvement and widening of U.S. 202, visit www.us202-300.com.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gene Blaum, 610-205-6800


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