Final Phase of Work on Route 202 in East, West Whiteland Now in Progress

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Improvements to this pair of Route 202 bridges is now under way. Image via Pete Bannan, Digital First Media.

Motorists will soon get back the full use of Route 202 as the final $26.4 million phase of the project to complete improvements on the heavily traveled highway began last week with work on bridges in East and West Whiteland, writes Brian McCullough for The Pottstown Mercury.

The work on the six-span twin structures that cross Amtrak rail lines close to the Route 30 interchange will upgrade the support piers, bridge decks, and walls. Other improvements include the construction of a retaining wall to stabilize the embankment, rehabilitation of existing concrete pavements north of the bridges, and the installation of an Intelligent Transportation System.

According to Brad Rudolph, deputy communications director at PennDOT, the work should not cause long delays as the road has been widened and improved.

However, Tim Phelps, executive director of the Transportation Management Association of Chester County, said commuters should still give themselves a little extra time when travelling.

“There will be a few pinch points that will have a few-minute delay probably, but it shouldn’t be that bad,” said Phelps.

Read more about the repairs in The Pottstown Mercury here.

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