Closures & Detours

EXPECT DELAYS: RIDGE PIKE 

The Ridge Pike Improvement Project involves the full reconstruction of Ridge Pike between Norristown and Philadelphia, with additional widening and safety improvements at specific locations. The project will lessen congestion, improve safety, improve stormwater management, provide safe areas for pedestrians, and help keep the adjacent communities economically competitive.

Please visit our dedicated Ridge Pike Project page for more details.

ONGOING CLOSURE: BUTLER PIKE

PECO is installing a new natural gas main to enhance service reliability along Butler Pike. To ensure the safety of PECO crews, the community, and reduce project timelines, PECO will require Butler Pike to be closed and blocked off completely between 5160 and 5168 Butler Pike. 

Detours will be clearly marked. Work requiring a 24 hour closure is expected to begin Monday, June 13th, 2022 and is scheduled to take approximately 30 days. PECO asks that all residents that live south of 5160 Butler Pike, please access/exit your residence via Campus Drive or Straight out Butler Pike. All residents that live north of the 5168 Butler Pike, please access/exit your residence/ place of business via Stenton Ave or Township Line Road.

Please drive at reduced speeds and with extreme caution when entering the road closure area to access your residence/ place of business for the safety of the construction workers and pedestrians. 

Access for services such as trash removal and emergency vehicles will be maintained during construction. Any areas impacted on resident properties and/or local streets will be repaired and restored to their original condition. Work to repair and repave area roadways will occur following the completion of the natural gas main.

ONGOING CLOSURE: SWAMP PIKE BRIDGE #166

A road closure and detour began on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 on Swamp Pike between New Hanover Square Road and Ridge Pike. The detour is necessary to reconstruct the Swamp Pike Bridge (Bridge 166) to ensure it is structurally sound and safe for motorists. 

Work includes demolishing and re-constructing bridge 166 located at the New Hanover Square Road end of Swamp Pike. The County is working in association with the utility owners to also upgrade the underground water and gas utilities as part of this project. The project’s estimated completion date is late November 2022. The local detour for Bridge 166 is presented in the graphic below. 

Swamp Pike Bridge #166 Detour Map

The above detour is for motor vehicles only, not trucks. A separate truck detour is being coordinated with PennDOT for Bridge 166. 

Motorists should exercise caution in all construction zones and reduce their speeds while the road is under construction.

Other area projects include paving the remaining section of Swamp Pike that is scheduled to be complete by spring 2023 as part of the County’s 2022 and 2023 road paving program. Both the new bridge and new underground utilities need to be completed prior to final paving operations. Aqua is responsible for the water line and associated paving restoration along Swamp Pike. These improvements are funded by Montgomery County Motor Vehicle Fund

The Swamp Pike Bridge is located in New Hanover Township. This bridge was built in 1827 and includes two spans, 33 feet long with 1,155 square feet of deck area above the Swamp Creek.

ONGOING CLOSURE: BRIDGE 162 (STUMP ROAD) 

Starting Monday, May 2, Stump Road will be closed to all traffic between Neshaminy Falls Drive and Overview Lane. This is to allow for the replacement of Bridge 162 which spans Little Neshaminy Creek. 

The road will remain closed for the duration of the work to replace the bridge, which is scheduled to last through late November. Please exercise caution and follow the posted detour.

ONGOING ROAD CLOSURE: PLYMOUTH ROAD IN LOWER GWYNEDD TOWNSHIP

Plymouth Road will be closed between Grasshopper Lane and Gypsy Hill Road, including the intersection with Evans Road. The closure is part of a Montgomery County contract to replace the existing bridge over Wissahickon Creek. The closure is being coordinated with PennDOT construction work on Route 202 and its closure of Plymouth Road at Evans Road. Based on discussions we have had with PennDOT, they are on target to complete on April 4 baring any weather or other delays.  We intend to close Plymouth Road on April 5 assuming the adjacent project is complete and Morris Road is open to traffic. Please know that all driveways and access to local businesses will remain open throughout the detour duration.

ONGOING ROAD CLOSURE: BUTLER PIKE 

Butler Pike will be periodically closed between Militia Hill Rd. and Stenton Ave to support necessary PECO improvements. This stretch of road will be closed effective March 22. Please exercise caution and follow the posted detour signs when traveling in this area. 

HURRICANE IDA UPDATE: BRIDGE CLOSURES

The following bridges and the roads they carry are closed as a direct result of Hurricane Ida. Our team is continuing our inspections and prioritizing repairs accordingly. We will continue to update this list as necessary.

HURRICANE IDA – CURRENT BRIDGE CLOSURES

Bridge #

Status

County Action Plans


6 – Mill Creek




Closed: Severe undermining




Detour to remain until bridge is replaced.



84 – Price Road




Closed: Damage to spandrel, parapet wall damage, and road approach



Assessment ongoing, detour plans are in design.