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PennDOT: 202 Lane Switch Set for Friday Night

Crews will work this weekend to establish the final construction pattern between the Route 252 and Route 401 interchanges.

The following was provided to Patch by PennDOT:

Southbound U.S. Route 202 traffic is scheduled to move over to the newly rebuilt southbound side of the highway in Tredyffrin and East Whiteland townships, Chester County, on Friday night (July 11) as crews work this weekend to establish the final construction pattern between the Route 252 (Swedesford Road) and Route 401 interchanges, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Thursday. 

The weekend operation is part of PennDOT’s $170 million expansion of 6.5 miles of Route 202 to six lanes between the North Valley Road overpass, located just south of the Route 252 (Swedesford Road) Interchange, and the U.S. Route 30 Interchange to improve travel and safety and reduce congestion on the heavily-traveled route.

Prior to weekend activities, southbound Route 202 will be reduced to one lane from 8 p.m. tonight (July 10) to 5 a.m. tomorrow (July 11) while crews relocate construction barriers, paint traffic lines and complete work in preparation for shifting southbound traffic between Route 252 (Swedesford Road) and Route 401.

On Friday (July 11), PennDOT’s contractor will move southbound Route 202 traffic over to the rebuilt southbound side of the highway shortly after 8 p.m. In conjunction with the traffic pattern shift, crews will reopen the southbound Route 202 off-ramp to Route 29 South/Malvern, which has been closed for reconstruction since mid-May.

From 8 p.m. Friday (July 11) to 2 p.m. Saturday (July 12), southbound Route 202 will be reduced from two lanes to one between the Chesterbrook Boulevard and Route 401 interchanges for the relocation of concrete barriers. 

From 8 p.m. Saturday (July 12) to 10 a.m. Sunday (July 13), northbound Route 202 will be restricted to one lane between Route 401 and Chesterbrook Boulevard to allow crews to adjust barriers on that side of the highway.

The upcoming activities on Route 202 are weather dependent and may be pushed back one day in the event of rain.

PennDOT’s contractor will relocate concrete barriers throughout the weekend to create a work area in the middle of Route 202, where crews, beginning next week, will rebuild the median and install permanent 50-inch high median barriers during the final stage of the $105.4 million project to expand this four-mile section of Route 202 to six lanes. Construction on this northern section of the Route 202 construction corridor is scheduled to finish this fall. 

The Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, Inc. of Woodstown, N.J. is the general contractor on the four-mile stretch of Route 202 between Route 252 (Swedesford Road) and Route 401. Construction began in April 2011.

Allan A. Myers, LP, of Worcester Pa., is the general contractor on the $63.4 million project to widen 2.5 miles of Route 202 between the Route 401 and Route 30 interchanges. Construction began in April 2013 and is scheduled to finish in 2016.

For more information on the expansion of Route 202 in East Whiteland and Tredyffrin townships, visit www.us202-300.com

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways 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 700 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.

Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly.

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