It has been quite the work in progress and anyone traveling along Trooper Road near the Route 422 interchange is all too aware of the ongoing mess. As the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) takes on a massive road-widening and addition of an on-ramp for 422 westbound in the area, motorists in Lower Providence and West Norriton townships have had to battle traffic in an already-crowded space.
Starting Monday, those motorists might face even greater delays. According to “422improvements.com,” a website aimed at keeping residents informed, daytime closures are expected from June 23 (today) through July 2.
“From Monday (June 23) through Wednesday, July 2, northbound Route 363 (Trooper Road) will be reduced to one lane from Parkview Drive/Audubon Road to Betzwood Drive on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for road widening,” said the site.
That wasn’t the only reduction of lanes in the area.
“From Monday (June 23) through Wednesday, July 2, southbound Route 363 (Trooper Road) will be restricted to one lane from Audubon Road/Parkview Drive to the Route 422 Interchange on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for sub-surface construction for a new overhead sign structure.”
In general, most drivers that can are avoiding the area due to longer wait times, slower traffic and even more stressful commutes. PennDOT asked drivers to minimally allow for more time if they must commute through the area.
“Route 363 (Trooper Road) motorists should allow additional time for travel through the construction areas because slowdowns may occur,” said the site.
The project, which began in October 2013 isn’t anywhere near ready to be complete. According to the site, the project, which is completely funded by federal tax dollars, is not slated to be finished until the fall of 2015.
For more information on PennDOT’s closures this week, visit the 422 Construction Project website here.