Friday, January 4, 2013
The public is invited to an open house event to review plan for the reconstruction of Markley Street in Norristown.
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 …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The repairs will help with rainwater runoff and preventing sewer main backups.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
According to the Norristown Municipal Waste Authority, two construction contracts were awarded for sewer repairs on portions of East Basin, Violet and Buttonwood streets this fall. The improvements are intended to reduce the amount of rainwater entering the sanitary sewer system and in turn help prevent sewer main backups. Work has reportedly already been completed on East Basin and Violet streets and is currently underway in the 500 block of Buttonwood Street. Residents can expect a continued disruption of traffic and parking for the next few weeks. Construction crews are currently replacing sewer mains on the west side of the 500 block of Buttonwood Street between Airy Street and Marshall Street. The Municipal Waste Authority has …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Bridges at East Oak Street and East Basin Street will undergo repairs starting this week.
Two area bridges have been inspected by engineers appointed by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are determined to be in need of emergency repairs. The bridge on East Oak Street near MLK Park was determined to need deck repairs. The repairs are scheduled to begin Tuesday or Wednesday of this week and will require closing of the bridge to vehicle traffic for seven to 10 days. Pedestrians will still be able to cross the bridge along MLK Park and access both MLK and Simmons parks. Signs will be posted on the west side of Arch Street and the east side of Violet Street alerting drivers to the closing. The bridge on East Basin Street over Saw Mill Run is in need of repair underneath the bridge and should not require the closing of …
Monday, November 19, 2012
CSX work crews are returning to fix the railroad crossing drop-off issue.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- James Myers
Monday, November 19, 2012
According to the Municipality of Norristown, work crews from CSX are returning to work on the Sterigere Street railroad crossing between Harding Boulevard and Stanbridge Street today, Monday, Nov. 19. During the repairs, Sterigere Street will be closed to a single lane of traffic between 7:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for further work on the crossing. Drivers should expect delays and are recommended to take alternate routes. Several area residents had complained that the work done to secure the crossing had left an unexpectedly steep drop off that, when approached at certain speeds would actually result in cars being lifted from the road briefly. Larger emergency vehicles were warned to be particularly careful traveling over the crossing. Crews …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Elm and Sterigere streets are closing for railroad crossing repairs.
According to the Municipaity of Norristown, CSX will be making railroad crossing repairs and upgrades to West Elm and Sterigere streets this week and next. The roads will be closed while repairs are being made. The schedule for the closings is as follows: Drivers should seek alternate routes during those times.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Crews will be repaving the road and only local and emergency traffic will be allowed access.
The Montgomery County ReadyNotifyPA system has sent an alert notifying area residents that Trooper Road between Woodland Ave and West Germantown Pike will be closed for road paving on Friday, Oct. 12. The road may be closed the entire day and only local and emergency traffic will be allowed acces to the area. Drivers are advised to find alternate routes and expect detours and delays in the area.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Expect traffic restrictions and temporary water service interruptions on Byrd Drive between Varnum Road and Hemlock Avenue while crews replace aging pipes.
According to a release issued by Pennsylvania American Water (PAW), construction to replace aging water mains in West Norriton to improve service and increase water flows for fire protection. PAW estimates the cost of the system improvements, which will replace pipe dating back to the early 1950s, at approximately $275,000. Starting this week and working through November, the company will install approximately nearly 1,800 feet of eight-inch ductile iron pipe along Byrd Drive between Varnum Road and Hemlock Avenue. Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction and drivers are advised to find alternate routes. The company expects to complete the water main installation and …
Monday, September 10, 2012
According to PennDOT, drainage improvements are scheduled on the eastbound side, near Conshohocken.
A $1.2 million drainage-improvement project on the Schuylkill Expressway is expected to mean occasional daytime lane closures for the next seven months, according to a bulletin from PennDOT. The agency reports that crews from J.D Eckman, Inc., will be working daily starting Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the highway's eastbound side near Conshohocken. The projected end date for the project is April 17, 2013. For real-time traffic conditions in your area, click 'Commute' under the 'More Stuff' tab at the top of any Patch page.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Crews are still working to install upgraded ADA-compliant curbs before milling and paving selected streets.
A drive around Norristown these last few weeks reveals quite a bit of construction and repairs underway as part of the municipality's plan to improve sections of sections of Janeway Drive, Wood, Spruce and Buttonwood streets and Forrest Avenue. A contractor has been installing handicap ramps on the designated intersections and milling (cutting out old asphalt) and re-paving is set to follow. Streets affected are being done in the following order: "No Parking" notices will be distributed to residents of the affected streets prior to milling and paving. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 610-270-0437.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Whitemarsh officials identified seven roadways that will likely be repaved in the near future.
Whitemarsh Township officials announced plans to improve seven roadways at Thursday's supervisors' meeting, and residents will be pleased to know that Germantown Pike is likely the first on the list. The township has long been awaiting word from PennDOT on when the state would take action on Germantown Pike, but it appears it has arrived. "For many residents who have been very concerned and bothered with the condition of Germantown Pike, we just received information from PennDOT that the milling and repaving process will be starting very shortly and be done right after Labor Day sometime," supervisor chairman Bob Hart said. According to officials, the road will be repaved from Joshua Road to Church Road and the entire process will take …