PennDOT has announced that that construction will begin on Wednesday, June 23rd, on a project to improve, widen and reconstruct approximately 1.8 miles of U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) from Johnson Highway in Norristown, through East Norriton Township, and to Township Line Road at the border of Whitpain Township.
The project is part of a multi-phase program to reconstruct, widen and improve travel on a 9.1-mile section of U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) and selected intersections between Johnson Highway in Norristown and Route 309 in Montgomery Township.
Under this section, PennDOT’s contractor will:
- Reconstruct and widen U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) from the existing two lanes to two lanes northbound, one lane southbound and a center turn lane from Johnson Highway to Township Line Road;
- Install five-foot bicycle lanes in both directions along the entire project area;
- Build new sidewalks at various locations;
- Reconstruct one bridge and one box culvert;
- Construct two sound walls and retaining walls;
- Install new signals, signing and pavement markings;
- Perform drainage improvements; and
- Integrate Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to improve traffic flow.
This improvement project will utilize staged construction and require an extensive amount of utility relocation operations. There will be lane closures on U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) throughout the project area during off-peak travel hours. To reconstruct portions of the Johnson Highway, Germantown Pike, Township Line Road intersections with U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike), weekend detours will be implemented as needed.
Beginning Wednesday, June 23rd, through Friday 25th, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) motorists can expect alternating lane closures in both directions between Township Line Road and Swede Road for roadway construction, clearing, and utility relocation operations.