Thursday, March 7, 2013
PECO is installing brand new utility poles along Markley Street as part of the $20.8 million PennDOT improvement project.
Folks travelling along Markley Street in Norristown today were treated to quite a sight – PECO crews installing new utility poles all along the roadside. Traffic was reduced to one lane at several sections of Markley Street while the poles were installed. The utility work is expected to continue through May. According to a PECO worker on the scene, crews have to dig the holes for the 60-foot poles at least 8-feet deep to secure them. The work is part of the Markley Street Improvement Project, $20.8 million project to rebuild and improve Markley Street between Main Street and Johnson Highway, as well as a half-mile stretch of Johnson Highway between Markley and DeKalb streets. Tomorrow, Patch will update readers on the tree situation on …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Crews will be working to remove and relocate utility poles and lines between Elm Street and Johnson Highway.
Construction work on Markley Street continues on Monday as crews remove and relocate utility poles and lines between Elm Street and Johnson Highway. According to PennDOT, utility crews will be working between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. through May and drivers should expect lane closures and delays when traveling on Markley Street during those times. Residents should also expect parking restrictions. The work is part of the Markley Street Improvement Project, $20.8 million project to rebuild and improve Markley Street between Main Street and Johnson Highway, as well as a half-mile stretch of Johnson Highway between Markley and DeKalb streets. According to PennDOT, the entire project involves rebuilding Markley Street to include a center lane for …
Monday, February 11, 2013
PennDOT will begin the first phase of the Markley Street Improvement Project by removing trees from along the road side on Monday.
Starting today, work crews will begin removing trees from along Markley Street as the first step in the Markley Street Improvement Project. The trees are being removed to make way for relocating utility polls along the street. Crews will reportedly be working from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the next two weeks on this phase of the project. Some parking restrictions will be in effect while this work is being done and some lane closures and traffic stoppages may also occur. The initial $20.8 million project will include rebuilding and improving 1.1 miles of Markley Street between Elm Street and Johnson Highway, and a half-mile stretch of Johnson Highway between Markley and DeKalb streets. The plan also includes the rehabilitation of the nearby Main…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
PennDOT crews will begin removing trees from along Markley Street starting on Monday to prepare for utility pole placement.
Thursday, February 7
According to a release issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), work on the Markley Street Improvement Project is scheduled to being this Monday, Feb. 11. The project consists of two construction contracts to improve Markley Street from just south of Main Street to Johnson Highway in Norristown. [Download an overview of the project and a timeline for construction in our PDF section.] According to PennDOT, the initial $20.8 million project will rebuild and improve 1.1 miles of Markley Street between Elm Street and Johnson Highway, and a half-mile stretch of Johnson Highway between Markley and DeKalb streets. The plan includes the rehabilitation of the nearby Main Street stone arch bridge over Stony Creek. …
Friday, January 25, 2013
PennDOT hosted a public information meeting at Eisenhower Middle School on Thursday night.
According to The Times Herald, a number of residents and municipal officials turned out Thursday night at Eisenhower Middle School to hear PennDOT's plans for the Markley Street Improvement Project. Reconstruction on the busy road is scheduled to begin this spring. Parking, bus routes changes, new sidewalks and the effects of the construction on local businesses were just some of the issues reportedly raised by those attending the meeting. You can read more about last night's meeting here and learn more about the project here. You can also download PennDOT's newsletter outlining the whole project in our PDF section. --- Related Story PennDOT Holding Public Meeting for Markley Street Improvement Project
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 …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Readers reported an accident this afternoon involving a school bus and a sedan at the intersection Markley and Johnson Highway.
Norristown Patch readers reported an accident this afternoon involving a school bus and a sedan at the intersection Markley and Johnson Highway shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Official accident reports are not yet available, but witnesses at the scene indicate that the bus appeared to be empty of children at the time of the crash. Pictures taken at the scene appear to indicate that the First Student school bus was turning south onto Markley from the east side of Johnson Highway when it collided with a silver four-door sedan turning east onto Johnson Highway from Swede Road. Norristown Police confirmed that no one was injured in the accident and both vehicles were operation following it. The sedan did sustain some front end …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Both roads are now accessible to through traffic.
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- James Myers
Friday, November 16, 2012
According to the Municipality of Norristown, both Sterigere Street and East Johnson Highway have been reopened now that roadwork has been completed. The municipality warns, however, that Sterigere Street is reportedly experiencing an issue with a distinct drop off when crossing the railroad tracks between Stanbridge Street and Harding Boulevard where repairs to the crossing were made. Drivers are urged to use caution in this area, particularly when operating larger emergency vehicles.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
According to officials, routine excavation work in the area uncovered a leak near the intersection of Markley Street and Johnson Highway.
Traffic at Markley Street and Johnson Highway was interrupted this afternoon as PECO crews worked to close a leak at the intersection. According to a PECO official, PECO workers performing routine maintenance work in the area discovered the leak at approximately 2:15 p.m. while they were excavating. "They were excavating around the gas distribution line," said a PECO official. "And as they were excavating, there was a crack in the line. They are making repairs to those cracks." According to PECO, the workers on site did not cause the damage. "We didn't dig into the main," said the official. "We were doing routine maintenance." Reportedly, no customers were affected by the leak.