LAFAYETTE HILL, PA – Today Montgomery County officials broke ground on Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project from Crescent Avenue to Philadelphia.
Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project, located in Whitemarsh and Springfield Townships, will be a full-depth roadway reconstruction that improves safety and reduces congestion. This project will add traffic signals at Crescent and Barren Hill Roads, add an eastbound through lane between Harts Lane and Northwestern Avenue, and add much-needed stormwater management facilities.
The project will also improve pedestrian safety and transit accessibility by providing a continuous sidewalk along the southwestern side of the road and consolidating SEPTA bus stops and making them ADA compliant.
“When this section of Ridge Pike is complete two years from now, it will make it easier for drivers to get around, for people to walk, and for transit riders to catch their bus,” said Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “Ridge Pike is a critical road in the regional economy accommodating 30,000 vehicles daily and thousands more when crashes occur on the Schuylkill Expressway. This is why Montgomery County is committed to rebuilding and improving Ridge Pike. We are funding this section from the County Capital Plan to advance the design and construction as quickly as possible.”
Construction will begin this spring with underground utility work and road construction will follow after utility work is complete. The cost for this segment of the project is $14M and is fully funded by the Montgomery County government.
Residents can stay up to date on the project or sign up for email alerts by visiting www.ridgepikeproject.com.
The Ridge Pike Improvement Project involves the full reconstruction of Ridge Pike, a county-owned road, 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.
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