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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
     
 

Markley Street Traffic Pattern Shift for Next Stage of Improvement Project
A new traffic pattern starts this evening for southbound travelers on Markley Street in Norristown Borough, Montgomery County, as construction progresses on a $20.8 million roadway improvement project, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today.
The single lane of southbound Markley Street traffic will be shifted over to the newly rebuilt west side of the street between Fornance Street and Harding Boulevard.
Following the traffic pattern shift, crews will excavate the old pavement and install a new water main on the east side between Fornance Street and Lincoln Avenue. The water main installation will be followed later this summer and fall by complete pavement and sidewalk reconstruction on the east side of Markley Street.
This traffic pattern change is associated with the next stage of construction on PennDOT’s project to rebuild and improve Markley Street between Elm Street in Norristown Borough and Johnson Highway in East Norriton Township.
Traffic flow on Markley Street is currently one-way southbound from Roberts Street to Harding Boulevard, and two-way in the commercial area between Roberts Street and Johnson Highway.
Motorists may encounter flagger-controlled lane closures and short-term closures of intersecting streets on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and during occasional weekend operations. The Markley Street work area extends from north of Johnson Highway (Swede Road) in East Norriton Township to Harding Boulevard in Norristown Borough.
In addition to the new construction starting on the east side of Markley Street, construction crews continue to rebuild the west side of the street between Fornance Street and Johnson Highway, where they are installing a new sewer main, reconstructing the pavement, building new sidewalks and curbs, installing new street lights, and creating recessed parking areas in front of residences.
J.D. Eckman of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $20,825,701 contract that is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
This project is the first of two to rebuild and improve the Markley Street Corridor. A second project to rebuild Markley Street from Main Street to Elm Street is presently in engineering design. Construction is scheduled to start in 2016.
J.D. Eckman of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $20,825,701 contract that is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Construction is scheduled to finish in fall 2016.
For more information on the Markley Street improvement project, visit www.us202-markleystreet.com.
Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.

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