U.S. 202 Lane Closures Thursday, Friday Nights for Barrier Placement in Chester County

July 5, 2019 - King of Prussia, PA.

Nighttime lane closures will be in place this week on U.S. 202 in both directions between the Boot Road and Route 401 interchanges in East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County as crews begin setting up the work zone for the final stage of the project to rehabilitate several bridges and ramps, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. 

Northbound and southbound U.S. 202 will be reduced to a single lane from 9:00 PM Thursday, July 11, to 5:00 AM Friday, July 12, and from 9:00 PM Friday, July 12, to 10:00 AM Saturday, July 13 for barrier placement and other activities to establish a new work zone in the middle of the expressway.

The new work zone, which is expected to be in place by mid-July, will place two lanes of southbound traffic back onto the southbound lanes, removing the southbound “express lane” from the northbound side of the expressway. Two lanes of northbound traffic will remain on the northbound side for the final construction stage, which is expected to be in place until this fall.

PennDOT is currently rehabilitating and repainting the structural steel on the Morstein Road overpass and rehabilitating, re-decking and repainting the outside half of the southbound U.S. 202 bridge over Amtrak following completion of repairs to the inner half of the bridge in late 2018. Rehabilitation of the northbound bridge finished in mid-2018.

Route 100 Lane Closures Scheduled Next Week for Bridge Deck Removal in West Whiteland Township


Route 100 Lane Closures Scheduled Next Week for Bridge Deck Removal in West Whiteland Township


Route 100 motorists will encounter single lanes closures between Pottstown Pike and Kirkland Avenue in West Whiteland Township, Chester County on Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM for deck removal on a project to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Boot Road over the highway, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

As part of this bridge improvement project, PennDOT’s contractor will remove and replace the existing parapet and bridge deck, perform abutment and guiderail repairs, and pave bridge approaches.

Built in 1968, the single-span box beam bridge is 94 feet long and 45 feet wide. The structure carries an average of 13,918 vehicles a day.

The Boot Road bridge is one of nine structures in Chester and Montgomery counties that PennDOT is repairing under a $7,296,296 project financed by Act 89, the state’s transportation plan.

Structure currently under construction include:

Main Street over Norfolk Southern Railroad in Limerick Township, Montgomery County. Structures completed under this project include

Route 611 over Pennypack Creek in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County; Route 611 over the Pennsylvania Turnpike ramp in Upper Moreland, Montgomery County; Old Lancaster Road over Amtrak in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County Ross Fording Road over Octoraro Creek in West Fallowfield Township, Chester County; Quakertown Road over Macoby Creek in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County; and Route 63 (Welsh Road) over Norfolk Southern Railroad in Upper Dublin and Upper Moreland townships, Montgomery County.

The other bridge in this rehabilitation project include:

Whitford Road over Valley Creek in West Whiteland Township, Chester County.

Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in August 2020.

Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on this bridge improvement project that is financed with 100 percent state funds.