Frequently Asked Questions

Question Why is there no collector-distributor lane proposed for southbound US 202 at the Route 29 interchange area during construction on Section 320?
Question Based on the mainline traffic analysis that was completed during the Preliminary Engineering phase of the project, it was determined that a collector-distributor lane was not required in the southbound direction. Traffic analysis found that the addition of the third lane along with lengthening the southbound on-ramp to US 202 from Swedesford Road met the required level of service for the projected peak hour traffic volumes that are projected to use that interchange

Question When will the abandoned railroad bridge be repainted?
Question The bridge will be repainted as part of Section 320 construction. Originally, the bridge was to be repainted under the Section 311 project. But that plan would have required extensive and expensive traffic control measures, with nighttime lane closures to sand blast and repaint small sections in time to reopen the lane by the following morning. Instead, the bridge will be sanded and repainted in larger sections when traffic is shifted for extended periods while the roadway is rebuilt, all at a significant savings.

Question When will the abandoned railroad bridge be incorporated into the Chester Valley Trail system?
Question PennDOT's contractor expects to complete modifications to the bridge in summer 2009. For information on when the bridge will be incorporated into the trail system, please contact Tredyffrin Township.

Question Will my commute on US 202 be affected during the early stage work on the bridges and intersections?
Question There will be no rush hour impacts on US 202 during the two initial contracts to replace six bridges over the expressway. However, there may be an occasional off-peak restriction at any of the bridges when beams are removed and set, underside shielding is put in place and other sporadic activities occur where a lane needs to be closed to protect the motoring public.

Question Why are you replacing the six bridges over US 202?
Question The bridges are being replaced with longer spans. Abutments for those longer bridges will be located further back in the shoulder to allow room for an additional lane to be built on US 202.The bridges are being replaced with longer spans. Abutments for those longer bridges will be located further back in the shoulder to allow room for an additional lane to be built on US 202.

Question Why are you improving the intersections near US 202?
Question These advance construction improvements are being implemented now so that traffic diverted from US 202 during mainline construction flows better on the surface roads along the corridor.

Question Why does the contractor have to perform bridge demolition work at night?
Question For public safety, the contractor is not permitted to perform demolition operations over an active lane of traffic. Due to the heavy volume of traffic on US ROUTE 202, the contractor is only permitted to close a lane at night.

Question When will the sound barrier wall be constructed along the Bryn Erin development?
Question Sound barriers will be build during the Stage 3 & 4 contracts to widen and reconstruct the mainline of Route 202. Those contracts are expected to be under construction in 2011 or 2012.

Latest Press Releases
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August 6, 2018
U.S. 30 Ramp to U.S. 202 North Closed at Night for Construction

August 6, 2018
U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) Overnight Lane Closures This Week for Sign Installation in Upper Merion Township

August 6, 2018
Four I-76/U.S. 202 Interchange Ramps to Close at Night This Week for Pavement Restoration in Montgomery County

July 9, 2018
New Traffic Pattern Southbound

March 30, 2018
Rush Hour Backups Expected on U.S. 30 East approaching U.S. 202

March 7, 2017
PennDOT Starts Construction to Rehabilitate U.S. 202 Bridges over Amtrak in Chester County

August 14, 2016
PennDOT Completes Expansion of 6.5 Miles of U.S. 202 in Chester County to Improve Travel and Reduce Congestion

August 3, 2016
PennDOT Opens U.S. 202 to 6 Lanes between Route 401 and U.S. 30 in Chester County

April 2, 2015
Call 1-800-FIX-ROAD or Go Online to Report Potholes

December 18, 2014
U.S. 202 North Traffic Pattern Change

September 26, 2014
PennDOT Opens U.S. 202 to 6 Lanes Between Route 252 and Route 401 in Chester County

June 30, 2014
PennDOT Opens New Park-and-Ride at U.S. 30/U.S. 322 Interchange

April 21, 2014
Lane Closures on Planebrook Road

March 19, 2014
Traffic Pattern Change on SB Ramp to Rt. 401

February 7, 2014
Pennsylvania Traveler Information Enhanced with New 511PA Website, Improved Phone and Alert Systems

November 21, 2012
$63.3 Million Contract to Widen U.S. Route 202 in East Whiteland Township, Chester County

July 27, 2012
Route 29 Widening Underway

April 13, 2011
Avoid Distractions While Driving

February 21, 2011
Construction Brochure Available

December 9, 2010
Section 320 Widening in 2011, 2012