The ramp connecting Route 202 north to Route 29 south will reopen Friday, Oct. 12, after months of closure, according to PennDOT.
When the ramp closed in June, PennDOT anticipated it would reopen in late August.
Below is the full press release issued Thursday by PennDOT:
PennDOT to Reopen Route 202 North Off-Ramp to Route 29 South in Chester County
Ramp Improvement Part of $105 Million Route 202 Expansion Project
King of Prussia – The newly reconstructed northbound Route 202 off-ramp to southbound Route 29 (Morehall Road) in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, will reopen by 5 a.m. tomorrow (Oct. 12), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced.
PennDOT’s contractor rebuilt the ramp over the past four months as part of the $105 million project to widen four miles of Route 202 from four lanes to six from just south of the Chesterbrook Boulevard Interchange to just north of the Route 401 Interchange in Tredyffrin and East Whiteland townships.
Crews will work from 8 p.m. tonight to 5 a.m. tomorrow to relocate concrete barriers in conjunction with the ramp reopening. This overnight operation will restrict northbound Route 202 to one lane in the area of the Route 29 Interchange.
PennDOT is expanding 6.5 miles of Route 202 from just south of the Chesterbrook Interchange to the Route 30 Interchange under two construction contracts to enhance travel and reduce congestion. The second contract, which runs from just north of the Route 401 Interchange to the Route 30 Interchange, is scheduled to start construction in 2013.
Richard E. Pierson Construction Company, Inc. of Woodstown, N.J. is the general contractor on the first mainline construction project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
For more information on the Route 202, Section 300 widening and reconstruction project, visitwww.us202-300.com.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511PA.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on Route 202 and other major highways before heading out.
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