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Economic Recovery Project to Improve Route 202

Improvements will improve access to West Chester Borough and West Goshen & Westtown Townships

May 24, 2010

King of Prussia, PA -- PennDOT District 6 announced that construction will start May 25, 2010 on the $19,377,081 project to rehabilitate and improve 4.3 miles of Route 202 between the Route 100 Interchange and High Street in West Goshen and Westtown townships, Chester County. This project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Crews will work over the next 18 months to replace deteriorated concrete pavement and resurface the four-lane expressway. They also will reinforce the shoulders; patch and repair eight bridges; paint steel beams on three bridges; remove and replace five overhead sign structures; install new highway signs; install new guide rail and median barrier; and install safety rumble strips and pavement reflectors.

During the course of the project, motorists will face weeknight lane closures from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and weekend-long lane closures from 10 p.m. Fridays to 5 a.m. Mondays. Crews will work weekends to remove and replace deteriorated sections of Route 202’s old concrete pavement. Travel lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday morning after the concrete patches have cured to their required strength. Weekend-long construction activity on Route 202 will begin June 11-12-13 and continue throughout 2011, except during cold-weather months.

The bridges along Route 202 that are scheduled for repair under this project include the Fernhill Road bridge over Route 202, and the Route 202 bridges over High Street, Bolmar Street, Westtown Road, Route 3, Paoli Pike, and the dual structures carrying Route 202 over the ramp to Route 322.

Allan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the federally-funded contract. The project is scheduled to finish in Dec. 2011.

In the five-county Philadelphia region, PennDOT is investing $257 million of federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds on 30 transportation projects, which include road and bridge improvements, Intelligent Transportation System installations, traffic signal upgrades, multi-use trails, and curb ramp replacements.

PennDOT has awarded all 30 transportation economic recovery projects in the five-county Philadelphia region and 27 projects have moved to construction. To learn more about how the federal economic recovery program will benefit Pennsylvania, visit www.recovery.pa.gov.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.

For more information, visit the project website at www.us202-300.com.

 
 

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