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Route 202 Parkway Construction Moves To Next Phase

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(Workers install protective barrier between the parkway and the "shared-use path" at Wells Road.  Photo provided by Penndot)

(Workers install protective barrier between the parkway and the “shared-use path” at Wells Road. Photo provided by Penndot)

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WARRINGTON, Pa.  (CBS) – Construction of the Route 202 Parkway through Montgomery and Bucks counties is progressing toward completion next fall, but for drivers who use one suburban road it’s time to find a detour.

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This $200 million, 8½-mile project, dreamed of since the 1960s, is in its final lap.  Once open, it will stretch from Route 63 in Montgomeryville to Doylestown, with just nine intersections.

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202 project overview map website Route 202 Parkway Construction Moves To Next Phase

(An overview map of the Route 202 project, provided by Penndot.)

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One place in Warrington that won’t have an intersection is in for big changes.

“Pickertown Road will be closed and detoured for nine months, starting the 15th (of November),” notes PennDOT’s Gene Blaum.  “The parkway will be going under Pickertown Road, so a bridge needs to be constructed that will carry Pickertown Road over the new roadway.”

And in and near parkway intersections, drivers always have to anticipate delays, says Blaum.

“There’s construction taking place on many of those roads that will tie into the parkway in Bucks and Montgomery counties each week,” he tells KYW Newsradio.

They keep track of the project’s progress — and you can, too — at us202-700.com.

Reported by John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio 1060

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