According to a release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), a new website, www.us202-markleystreet.com, is now live and will provide Norristown residents and commuters with information on the Markley Street Improvement Project.
"The Markley Street improvement project is a major undertaking to transform this key corridor into a smooth flowing, attractive street for the citizens and commuters in Norristown," PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said, according to the release. "The new project website is part of our effort to help citizens stay informed about the improvements being made and the work taking place to enhanceMarkley Street."
The website contains:
- Project and construction information and updates;
- Facts, maps and photographs;
- Graphics illustrating Markley Street’s two construction sections;
- Links to key transportation sites, such as PennDOT’s www.511PA.com traveler information system and SEPTA; and
- Frequently asked questions.
Through the website, citizens may also subscribe to receive project email updates and contact PennDOT with questions or concerns.
Construction began on the $20.8 million project to improve Markley Street/U.S. 202 South between Elm Street and Johnson Highway and a half-mile stretch of Johnson Highway between Markley Street and DeKalb Street in February 2013. The plan also includes the rehabilitation of the historic Main Street Bridge over Stony Creek. The project is scheduled to finish in fall 2016.
A second project to rebuild Markley Street from Main Street to Elm Street is presently in engineering design. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2015.
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