Nighttime lane closured are scheduled at the interchange of U.S. Route 422 and Route 363 (Trooper Road) in in West Norriton and Lower Providence through Oct. 17 to allow for roadwork for a significant interchange improvement project, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
This roadwork is under the umbrella of PennDOT’s $16.8 million dollar project to make it easier for motorists to pass through the interchange; two more ramps will be built and Route 363 will be widened.
Through Oct. 17, motorists will see a lane closure on Route 363 at the Route 422 interchange in from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. as workers concrete traffic islands and do shoulder paving.
On Oct. 16-17 the westbound side of Route 422 will be scaled down to one lane at the Route 363 interchange from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. During this time traffic line painting will be done and a temporary concrete barrier will be put into place. When the barriers are in place Route 422’s westbound lanes will narrowed from 12 feet to 11 feet through the interchange.
Aside from two new ramps, the improvement plan comprises the plans to:
- Build a sound wall and retaining wall along the new eastbound Route 422 off-ramp.
- Repair the current Route 422 west off-ramp to Route 363
- Realign the current Route 363 on-ramp to Route 422 east.
- Build a retaining wall alongside the new on-ramp to Route 422 west.
- Build a retaining wall along the new on-ramp to Route 422 west.
- Widen Route 363 through the Audubon Road intersection.
- Build a sidewalk on Route 363.
- Widen Audubon Road to include another turn and to merge a lane from Route 363.
- Rehabilitate the Route 363 bridge over Route 422.
- Install new traffic signals and curb ramps.
This interchange project is one of four projects that are part of the U.S. 422 Schuylkill River Crossing Complex of projects, which are meant to make for better travel along Route 422 between the Route 23 and Route 363 interchanges.
For further information on Route 422, visit www.422improvements.com.
Motorists can visit www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on Route 422 and other major highways.