Northbound Markley Street Traffic Pattern Change

The northbound lane of Markley Street traffic was moved to the center of the street between Roberts Street and Johnson Highway in Norristown Borough, Montgomery County, on Monday afternoon (December 15).

The new traffic pattern, with northbound traffic moving to the center and southbound vehicles on the rebuilt west side of Markley Street, will remain in place until fall 2015 as crews rebuild the east side of the street under PennDOT’s $20.8 million improvement project.

Markley Street carries two-way traffic between Roberts Street and Johnson Highway, but remains one-way southbound south of Roberts Street to Harding Boulevard.

Crews will work through the winter as conditions permit to improve the east side of Markley Street between Harding Boulevard and Johnson Highway. Ongoing work on the east side includes installation of sanitary sewer lines, construction of new curbs, sidewalks and recessed parking slots, total reconstruction of Markley Street, and installation of new traffic signals and decorative street lights.

Motorists may encounter flagger-controlled stoppages 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 Elm Street in Norristown Borough.

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.

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.

For more information on the Markley Street improvement project, visit www.us202-markleystreet.com.

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