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Wolf Administration Announces Start of Construction to Widen, Reconstruct 2.9-Mile Section of U.S. 202

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — The Wolf Administration announces that construction began on January 27 on a project to widen and reconstruct nearly three miles of U.S. 202 from south of Morris Road to Swedesford Road in Whitpain and Lower Gwynedd townships, Montgomery County.

“This project is a critical part of a multi-phase program to reconstruct, widen and improve travel on a 9.1-mile section of U.S. 202 and selected intersections between Johnson Highway in Norristown and Route 309 in Montgomery Township,” Governor Tom Wolf said.

Construction on the first mainline section (65N) from Route 309 to Hancock Road was completed in 2012. Construction is ongoing on the second mainline section (61N) from Township Line Road to Morris Road. Under this section (65S), PennDOT will make the following improvements:

  • Reconstruct and widen U.S. 202 from two lanes to five lanes with a center turn lane from Morris Road to Grasshopper Lane and from Schoolhouse Lane to Swedesford Road
  • Widen U.S. 202 from two lanes to four lanes with a mountable median curb from the Wissahickon Creek crossing to south of Schoolhouse Lane
  • Install five-foot bicycle lanes in both directions in the five-lane sections
  • Reconstruct the bridge over the Wissahickon Creek
  • Construct two sound walls and three retaining walls
  • Install new signals, signing and pavement markings
  • Perform drainage improvements
  • Integrate Intelligent Transportation Systems to improve traffic flow
  • Reconstruct a wetland channel adjacent to Wissahickon Creek
  • Reconstruct a stone wall adjacent to the Gwynedd Friends Meetinghouse property

Beginning January 27 through fall 2020, periodic weekday lane closures will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on various sections of U.S. 202 in both directions between Morris Road and Sumneytown Pike for clearing operations and utility construction. Traffic will be controlled by flagging when necessary.

Motorists are advised to allow more time for travel in the work areas because backups and slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

James D. Morrissey, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $39,935,283 project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Construction on the project is expected to finish in late 2024.