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Lane Closures Planned for Route 202/401 Area

Starting Feb. 26, motorists will see lane closures and delays near the East Whiteland Township building, as PennDOT starts a project to improve the 202/401 interchange and widen Route 202.

Editor's note: The following information comes from PennDOT. Some dates and road names have been bolded for easy identification. 

Motorists traveling on Route 202 and Route 401 in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, will encounter lane closures next week for construction to improve both highways, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.

Two operations are scheduled for PennDOT’s project to widen and rebuild 6.5 miles of Route 202 from the Route 30 Interchange in East Whiteland Township to just south of the Swedesford Road Interchange in Tredyffrin Township to enhance travel and reduce congestion.  

The contractors’ schedules are:

  • On Tuesday (Feb. 26), northbound Route 202 will be reduced from two lanes to one at the Route 401 Interchange from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning;
  • On Wednesday (Feb. 27), northbound and southbound Route 202 will be reduced from two lanes to one at the Route 401 Interchange from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning; and
  • On Thursday (Feb. 28), southbound Route 202 will be reduced from two lanes to one at the Route 401 Interchange from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

Daytime lane closures also are scheduled on westbound Route 401 (Conestoga Road) between the Route 202 Interchange and Moores Road on Monday through Friday (Feb. 25-March 1) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lane shifts also will occur on the southbound Route 202 off-ramp to Route 401.

Crews will work at night on Route 202 to install shoring to stabilize the ground during upcoming excavation near the interchange. The daytime lane restrictions on Route 401 (Conestoga Road) will allow crews to install construction barriers and conduit for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) components on Route 202. 

PennDOT’s contractor is currently working to widen Route 202 from north of the Route 401 Interchange to just south of the Swedesford Road Interchange as part of a $105.4 contract. Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, Inc. of Woodstown, N.J. is the general contractor. 

The preliminary work on Route 401 is part of a $63.3 million contract to improve the interchange and widen and reconstruct Route 202 from just north of Route 401 to the Route 30 Interchange. Construction on this section of Route 202 is expected to start in the spring. Alan A. Myers, LP of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor.

Motorists are advised to allow additional time for travel during construction. The posted speed limit in the Route 202 construction zone is 45 miles per hour. 

For more information on the Route 202 expansion project, visit www.us202-300.com.

See also:

New Traffic Light Precedes Construction Backups

What IS That Big Machine on Route 202?

PennDOT Awards $63.3 Million Contract to Widen U.S. Route 202

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