Drivers will encounter periodic travel restrictions on several roads in Montgomery and Bucks counties this week for construction of the Route 202 Parkway, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.
Contractors are working to complete the new 8.4-mile-long Parkway between Montgomeryville and Doylestown, and to finish related projects to widen Route 202 (DeKalb Pike), Route 63 (Welsh Road) and County Line Road. The Parkway is expected to open later this fall.
Ongoing construction of sign foundations, installation of overhead signs, and testing of new traffic signal equipment will cause periodic, short-term lane closures Monday through Thursday (Oct. 1-4) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following locations:
- Route 202 (Doylestown Road/Butler Avenue) between Route 309 (Bethlehem Pike) in Montgomery Township and Route 611 in Doylestown Township;
- Route 309 (Bethlehem Pike) between the Five Points Intersection in Montgomery Township and Route 63 (Welsh Road) in Lower Gwynedd Township;
- Upper State Road between Route 309 (Bethlehem Pike) in Montgomery Township and Route 202 (W. Butler Avenue) in Doylestown Township; and
- Route 611 Bypass between Turk Road and Limekiln Pike in Doylestown Township.
Pickertown Road remains closed between Upper State and Stump roads in New Britain and Warrington townships for construction of the bridge over the Parkway.
Lane closures will occur on Route 202 (DeKalb Pike) between Swedesford and Knapp roads and on Route 63 (Welsh Road) between Stump and North Wales roads in Montgomery, Lower Gwynedd and Upper Gwynedd townships on Monday through Friday (Oct. 1-5) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crews will install guide rail, paint traffic lines, pave, and install fencing. Both roads have been widened to four lanes with center turn lanes to improve traffic flow to and from the Parkway.
Drivers should anticipate delays and add extra time for travel through the construction areas. All planned activities are contingent on the weather.
Visit www.us202-700.com for more information on the Route 202 Parkway.
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