H&K Group/PennDOT U.S. 422 Project Cited as Critical to Wolf Administration


H&K Group/PennDOT U.S. 422 Project Cited as Critical to Wolf Administration

Skippack, PA - H&K Group, Inc.’s (H&K’s) repair and rehabilitation project of a five-mile stretch U.S. 422 in Montgomery County, PA commences this week (April 29th), and it has garnered the attention of Governor Tom Wolf’s Administration.

Governor Wolf’s office and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the project on Friday, April 26, 2019. Governor Wolf expressed the positive critical impact that the project will have on commuter safety and overall ease of transportation. This two-year public infrastructure rehabilitation effort (ECMS #86924) will be carried out by two proud members of The H&K Group Family of Companies, Reading Site Contractors and Terra Structures, and will cover portions of U.S. 422 in Limerick and Lower Pottsgrove Townships. Work is expected to be complete by Summer 2021.

Beginning this week, work will be taking place between the Royersford/Trappe and Sanatoga interchanges. H&K will complete 330,175 square yards of asphalt paving, which includes stone-matrix asphalt (SMA) wearing with a 19-millimeter binder, in order to provide this heavily-trafficked roadway with a more durable and rut-resistant wearing course. Concrete roadway patching of 16,590 square yards will also be completed in addition to the repair of seven (7) surrounding bridge structures. Bridge improvements will range from bearing replacements, slab jacking, beam jacking, bridge painting and the expansion of dams. Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) conduit and junction box installation will be implemented at strategic locations. The all-encompassing rehabilitation efforts across this five-mile area will be completed with the implementation of brand-new roadway signage, pavement markings and guide railing.

This U.S. 422 pavement rehabilitation project is a valued component of H&K’s current backlog of public heavy civil/highway contract work, which is the largest in the 51-year lifespan of H&K. The federally-funded project holds a value in excess of $17,000,000 and was awarded to H&K by PennDOT on December 19th, 2018 following a December 16th bid. “This project is critical to extending the service life of a major artery linking Montgomery and Chester counties,” Governor Wolf said in reference to the project. “Travel and safety will be greatly enhanced once a new riding surface is constructed and repairs are completed to several bridges along this key corridor.”

The H&K Group Family of Companies have provided heavy civil contracting and construction services, construction and building materials, and associated ancillary services through 85 operations in three states including eastern PA, NJ and DE, for over 50 years. Further information on H&K Group, Inc. or The H&K Group Family of Companies may be found by pointing your browser to www.hkgroup.com or by calling 610.584.8500.