King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will hold an open house public plans display on Thursday, October 10, from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy cafeteria located at 1601 Markley Street in Norristown, to inform citizens about the upcoming project to reconstruct and improve Markley Street (U.S. 202 South) between Main Street and Elm Street, and Main Street between Water Street and Barbadoes Street in Norristown, Montgomery County.
The purpose of the open house is to update citizens and the local community on the status of this transportation improvement project. The meeting will be conducted as an open-house plans display where citizens will have the opportunity to circulate among the subject displays to gather information and discuss the different facets of the project with PennDOT’s design team.
Under this transportation improvement project, PennDOT will perform the following roadway, bridge, streetscape and pedestrian enhancements:
-Rebuild the four-lane section of Markley Street (U.S. 202 South) between Main Street and Marshall Street;
-Reconstruct and widen Markley Street (U.S. 202 South) to provide one northbound lane, two southbound lanes and a center turn lane between Marshall Street and Elm Street;
-Replace the two existing bridges for Markley Street (U.S. 202 South) over Stony Creek with a single bridge to accommodate five lanes of traffic;
-Rehabilitate the Markley Street (U.S. 202 South)/Elm Street stone arch bridge over Stony Creek;
-Construct a new sidewalk on the west side of Markley Street (U.S. 202 South) to link SEPTA train stations at Main Street and Elm Street;
-Reconstruct and widen Main Street between Water Street and Barbadoes Street to provide additional travel lanes and improve traffic flow through the signalized intersection at Markley Street (U.S. 202 South);
-Install brick pavers, trees and decorative pedestrian streetlights along Main Street between Barbadoes Street and Markley Street (U.S. 202 South);
-Upgrade railroad grade crossings at Main Street and Marshall Street by installing new gates and signals in coordination with SEPTA;
-Install Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) components to better manage traffic flow along both Markley Street (U.S. 202 South) and DeKalb Pike (U.S. 202 North) corridors;
-Replace existing Markley Street (U.S. 202 South) traffic signals at Main Street, Marshall Street and Elm Street; and
-Install new ADA curb ramps at all intersections to include push buttons, countdown signals and continental crosswalks to enhance pedestrian safety.
Construction on this project is expected to begin later this fall and finish in late 2023. This improvement project is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. More information on this improvement project is available at us202-markleystreet.com