According to a release from the Municipality of Norristown, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is moving forward with the Markley Street Improvement Project which includes rebuilding and improving Markley Street and Johnson Highway.
PennDOT considers public input an important part of the process and is holding a public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy at Markley Street and Coolidge Boulevard. PennDOT officials and Markley Street Improvement Project team members will be on hand to answer residents' questions and concerns.
Phase I (Section 520) of the project incudes reconstruction of Markley Street from Elm Street to Johnson Highway and will include improvements to Johnson Highway and the Main Street Bridge over Stony Creek. Construction on Phase I is scheduled to begin in spring 2013.
Phase II (Section 510) includes the area just south of Main Street up to Elm Street. Construction on Phase II is scheduled for spring 2015.
Read more about the project and plans for the area in the Markley Street Improvement Project newsletter in our PDF section.