NORRISTOWN EMBARKS ON PHASE I OF ITS COMPREHENSIVE ROAD MAINTENANCE PLAN TARGETING THE 50 WORST ROADS IN TOWN
Municipality of Norristown
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Norristown Launches Phase I of its Comprehensive Road Maintenance Plan
Targeting the 50 Worst Roads in Town
NORRISTOWN, PA – The Municipal Council of Norristown announced today the kick-off of Norristown’s first comprehensive road maintenance plan with the intent to award Phase I of the project, an action that will result in the repair of the fifty (50) worst segments of road in Norristown over the next three (3) years.
At its June 6 Meeting, Council approved the issuance of intent to award letters to Glasglow Inc. for the Milling and Paving contract and AP Home Improvement Inc. for the Handicap Ramp and Curb Contract associated with Phase 1 of the Comprehensive Road Maintenance Plan.
Based on a comprehensive evaluation of every road in Norristown by the Municipal Engineer, Pennoni Associates, the Road Maintenance Plan is intended to guarantee roadway safety and ease of access by investing an estimated $3.5 million into Norristown’s aging infrastructure. Phase I of the project will cost an estimated $1.02 million, which will cover milling and paving as well as the installation of handicap ramps and curbs on the following streets:
*Roads presented as add alternatives which the Municipality can choose to include in Phase I of the Road Maintenance Plan based on available funds.
Municipal Council views road infrastructure as a fundamental priority for our community and an essential initiative to supplement and capitalize on the revitalization of Norristown’s Downtown Business District, as well as the impending $293 million Montgomery County Campus Project, Lafayette Street Project, and the new Norristown ramp to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
In a statement from Sonya Sanders, President of Norristown’s Municipal Council, “we’re all excited to see the fruits of our labor taking root. This is the most ambitious local roads project Norristown has ever seen and will benefit our entire community. We’re excited to see this project get started and would like to thank staff and our engineering firm for helping make it happen.”
Norristown’s Road Maintenance Plan is one component of an exciting series initiatives launched by the Municipality which includes a $10 million Capital Improvement Plan aimed to bolster Norristown by investing in park improvements, strategic property acquisition for economic development, facility renovations, and vehicle & equipment acquisition.
Norristown Road Maintenance Plan - Phase 1
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