1.9-mile segment of Bethlehem Pike to receive 7-month construction project

PennDOT announced today that construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 25, for safety improvements at intersections along a 1.9-mile section of Bethlehem Pike in Springfield and Whitemarsh townships, Montgomery County.

Beginning March 25, a weekday lane closure will be in place on Bethlehem Pike in both directions between Stenton Avenue/Paper Mill Road and West Valley Green Road from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

The project is expected to be completed by Tuesday, October 15.

PennDOT’s contractor will convert a section of Bethlehem Pike from an undivided four-lane section to a three-lane section with a two-way left turn lane; modify left-turn signal phasing; coordinate arterial signals; install pedestrian countdown timers at select locations; add retroreflective backplates to improve signal visibility; and mill and overlay pavement along the corridor.

The Bethlehem Pike intersections included in this safety improvement project are Flourtown Shopping Center Driveway, Mill Road, College Avenue, Bysher Avenue, Wissahickon Avenue, Haws Lane, Montgomery Avenue, Sunnybrook Road, and Hillcrest Road.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Highway Materials, Inc. of Flourtown is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. Physical construction on the project is expected to finish this fall.

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