News for Immediate Release

11/16/2012

U.S. Route 202 Parkway to Open Dec. 3

New $200 Million Parkway to Move Travelers Between Routes 63 and 611

KING OF PRUSSIA
The $200 million U.S. Route 202 Parkway will open Monday afternoon, Dec. 3 to provide a direct route for travel between Montgomeryville, Montgomery County and Doylestown, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.

“We look forward to opening Pennsylvania’s newest roadway as the Route 202 Parkway will provide additional transportation capacity and enhance travel along this congested corridor in Montgomery and Bucks counties,” PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said.

The new 8.4-mile-long Parkway runs from Route 63 (Welsh Road) to Route 611 in Montgomery, Warrington and Doylestown townships. The Parkway will carry the designation of U.S. Route 202 upon its opening.

The state-funded Parkway features four 11-foot-wide travel lanes, two in each direction, between Route 63 and Route 463 in Montgomery County, and two 11-foot-wide travel lanes, one in each direction, from north of Route 463 to its connection with Route 611 in Bucks County. It will be posted with a 40 mph speed limit.

The Parkway is accompanied by a 12-foot-wide, shared-use path for non-motorized travel and 19 access points to the path. There are also five trailhead parking areas along the route at Knapp Road, Route 309, Stump Road near County Line Road, Bristol Road and New Britain Road.

Visit www.us202-700.com for more information on the Route 202 Parkway.

PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly.

Media contact: Gene Blaum, PennDOT Assistant Press Secretary, 610-205-6800

Source:PennDOT Engineering District 6, King of Prussia, Pa.
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