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March 31, 2017 11:55 AM

202 Lane Closures Scheduled

Right lane closures are scheduled next week on U.S. 202 in East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County, for drainage and shoulder reconstruction related to the rehabilitation of two U.S. 202 bridges over Amtrak rail lines, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

The work schedule is:
Monday, March 20 through Thursday, March 23, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, the right lane is scheduled to close on northbound and southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges;
Thursday, March 23, and Sunday, March 26, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, the right lane is scheduled to close on northbound and southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges; and
Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM, the right lane is scheduled to close on northbound and southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges.
• Sunday, March 26, through Thursday, March 30, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges; and
• Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM, lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges.
Thursday, April 6, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, lane closures are scheduled on northbound U.S. 202 between the Boot Road and U.S. 30 interchanges;
Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM, lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges; and
Sunday, April 9, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, lane closures are scheduled on southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction area because slowdowns may occur. The work schedule is weather dependent.

The work is part of a $26.4 million project to complete the final phase of the U.S. 202 Section 300 improvement project, which includes the rehabilitation of two U.S. 202 bridges over Amtrak rail lines.

Crews will repair the six-span twin structures by upgrading the support piers; replacing the bridge decks and walls; constructing a retaining wall to stabilize the embankment, rehabilitating existing concrete pavement north of the bridges; and installing new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment.

In order to maintain two lanes of traffic in each direction on U.S. 202 at all times, construction will be completed in five stages to utilize an Express Lane traffic shift. A temporary traffic pattern will be implemented to carry one lane on the bridge under construction and a second lane on the adjacent bridge, where concrete barriers will separate the lane from the two travel lanes heading in the opposite direction.

Preparations will then be made to shift one lane over of northbound traffic to the southbound side of U.S. 202, where concrete barriers will separate if from the two lanes of southbound traffic. The second northbound lane will remain on the northbound bridge behind construction barrier as the opposite side is rehabilitated under Stage 1 of the bridge work. Once half the northbound bridge is reconstructed, the northbound lane will be shifted onto the newly reconstructed half, and the opposite side of the bridge will be rehabilitated under Stage 2.

When the rehabilitation of the northbound bridge is completed in mid-2018, three lanes of traffic — two northbound lanes and a southbound express lane — will be shifted to the rebuilt northbound bridge. The southbound bridge will then be reconstructed one half-at-a-time under Stages 3-4.

A final construction stage will remove the crossovers and restore the median to complete the project in fall 2019.

In addition to rehabilitating the two U.S. 202 bridges, the improvement project includes restoring U.S. 202 pavement near the U.S. 30 Interchange; rehabilitating the bridge carrying Morstein Road over U.S. 202 in East Goshen Township, Chester County; and installing new highway signs and Dynamic Message System (DMS) structures on U.S. 202 and U.S. 30 in Tredyffrin, East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County, and U.S. 202 in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.

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Latest Update:

June 22, 2017 12:54 PM

Update to the work schedule for the U.S. 30 East Ramp to U.S. 202 North, which is weather dependent:
Monday, June 26, through Thursday, June 29, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, lane closures are scheduled on the ramp from eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202; and
Monday, June 26, through Thursday, June 29, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the ramp from eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 is scheduled to close. During construction, motorists will be detoured to the Business U.S. 30 exit, right on eastbound Business U.S. 30 and right onto the ramp to northbound U.S. 202.

Prior Updates

June 20, 2017 8:39 AM

The ramp from eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 is scheduled to close on Thursday, June 22, and Friday, June 23, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for overhead bridge construction.

During construction, motorists will be detoured to the Business U.S. 30 exit, right on eastbound Business U.S. 30 and right onto the ramp to northbound U.S. 202.

Eastbound U.S. 30 motorists should expect backups and slow moving traffic when approaching the ramp to northbound U.S. 202.

June 20, 2017 8:39 AM

The ramp from eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 is scheduled to close on Thursday, June 22, and Friday, June 23, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for overhead bridge construction.

During construction, motorists will be detoured to the Business U.S. 30 exit, right on eastbound Business U.S. 30 and right onto the ramp to northbound U.S. 202.

Eastbound U.S. 30 motorists should expect backups and slow moving traffic when approaching the ramp to northbound U.S. 202.

June 20, 2017 8:39 AM

The ramp from eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 is scheduled to close on Thursday, June 22, and Friday, June 23, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning for overhead bridge construction.

During construction, motorists will be detoured to the Business U.S. 30 exit, right on eastbound Business U.S. 30 and right onto the ramp to northbound U.S. 202.

Eastbound U.S. 30 motorists should expect backups and slow moving traffic when approaching the ramp to northbound U.S. 202.

June 8, 2017 3:28 PM

The ramp from eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 will be reduced to 1 lane at night. The ramp restrictions will be in place Sunday, June 11, through Thursday, June 15, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, and from 8:00 PM Friday, June 16, to 10:00 AM Saturday, June 17, as crews complete installation of shielding on the underside of the northbound U.S. 202 bridge over Amtrak and the adjacent ramp, and begin demolition of half the bridge’s concrete deck and parapets.

In addition, motorists are advised that one-of-the-two lanes on the ramp from southbound U.S. 202 to U.S. 30/Exton Bypass remain closed for the replacement of deteriorated concrete pavement. Southbound U.S. 202 motorists will encounter backups approaching the U.S. 30 Interchange, especially during peak travel times. Drivers heading to the U.S. 30/Exton Bypass and Business U.S. 30 should remain in the right lane on southbound U.S. 202 approaching the interchange, leaving the center and left lane for motorists continuing south on U.S. 202.

June 6, 2017 9:10 AM

The ramp from eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass to northbound U.S. 202 will be reduced to 1 lane at night. The ramp restrictions will be in place Sunday, June 4, through Thursday, June 8, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, and from 8:00 PM Friday, June 9, to 10:00 AM Saturday, June 10, as crews complete installation of shielding on the underside of the northbound U.S. 202 bridge over Amtrak and the adjacent ramp, and begin demolition of half the bridge’s concrete deck and parapets.

In addition, motorists are advised that one-of-the-two lanes on the ramp from southbound U.S. 202 to U.S. 30/Exton Bypass remain closed for the replacement of deteriorated concrete pavement. Southbound U.S. 202 motorists will encounter backups approaching the U.S. 30 Interchange, especially during peak travel times. Drivers heading to the U.S. 30/Exton Bypass and Business U.S. 30 should remain in the right lane on southbound U.S. 202 approaching the interchange, leaving the center and left lane for motorists continuing south on U.S. 202.

May 30, 2017 12:55 PM

Update to the work schedule:
Tuesday, May 30, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, northbound U.S. 202 will be reduced from two-lanes-to-one between the Boot Road and Route 401 (Conestoga Road) interchanges;
Tuesday, May 30, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM Wednesday, May 31, the ramp from northbound U.S. 202 to Business U.S. 30/U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) will be closed. Motorists will be detoured north on U.S. 202 to the Route 401 (Conestoga Road) Interchange, then on to U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue);
Tuesday, May 30, through Thursday, June 1, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass ramp to northbound U.S. 202 will be reduced from two-lanes-to-one; and
Friday, June 2, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM Saturday, June 3, the eastbound U.S. 30/Exton Bypass ramp to northbound U.S. 202 will be reduced from two-lanes-to-one.

May 18, 2017 9:30 AM

The southbound U.S. 202 exit to the U.S. 30 and Business U.S. 30 Interchange is reduced from two-lanes-to-one for the replacement of deteriorated concrete pavement.

Crews working behind construction barrier are currently removing and replacing the deteriorated concrete from the right lane and shoulder on southbound U.S. 202 from south of the Planebrook Road bridge to the U.S. 30 and Business U.S. 30 Interchange. When completed later this year, traffic will shift to the rebuilt side of the ramp, and concrete replacement will begin on the left lane for much of 2018.

May 12, 2017 11:21 AM

Due to inclement weather, the Express Lane traffic shift rescheduled for this weekend on U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges in East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County, has been rescheduled again for the following weekend.

May 4, 2017 10:44 AM

Update to the work schedule:

Due to inclement weather in the forecast, the Express Lane traffic shift originally scheduled for this weekend on U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges in East Whiteland and West Whiteland townships, Chester County, has been rescheduled for the following weekend.

April 27, 2017 9:11 AM

Update to the work schedule:

Tuesday, May 2, and Wednesday, May 3, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the left lane is scheduled to close on southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges.

Wednesday, May 3, from 9:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the right lane is scheduled to close on northbound U.S. 202 between the Boot Road and U.S. 30 interchanges.

Thursday, May 4, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the right lane is scheduled to close on southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges.

Friday, May 5, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM the following morning, the left lane is scheduled to close on northbound U.S. 202 between the Boot Road and U.S. 30 interchanges.

Friday, May 5, from 9:00 PM to 10:00 AM the following morning, the left lane is scheduled to close on southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges.

Saturday, May 6, from 4:00 AM to 10:00 AM, and 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM the following morning, the right lane is scheduled to close on northbound U.S. 202 between the Boot Road and U.S. 30 interchanges. During these times, the first Express Lane traffic shift will begin to move the left lane of northbound traffic to the southbound side of U.S. 202, where concrete barriers will separate it from southbound traffic. During the Express Lane traffic shift, northbound U.S. 202 motorists will not have access to the exit ramp to U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue). The detour will direct northbound U.S. 202 motorists to continue to the Route 401 (Conestoga Road) Interchange and turn right onto Route 401 (Conestoga Road) to reach U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue).

Monday, May 8, from 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM the following morning, the right lane is scheduled to close on southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges.

April 17, 2017 11:46 AM

Update to the work schedule:

Monday, April 17, through Thursday, April 20, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 202 between the Boot Road and U.S. 30 interchanges.

Friday, April 21, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM, lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges.

April 6, 2017 11:52 AM

Update to the work schedule:

Monday, April 10, through Thursday, April 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM, lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 202 between the Boot Road and U.S. 30 interchanges.

Friday, April 14, and Saturday, April 15, from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM, lane closures are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 202 between the U.S. 30 and Boot Road interchanges.