Public meeting on Markley Street project

This comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. This project could be a biggie for development in Norristown. Here's the PennDOT press release:

PennDOT to Host Open House Public Meeting for Markley Street Improvement Project

Construction Starts in February to Improve Markley Street and Johnson Highway

 King of Prussia – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will host an open house public meeting for the Markley Street Improvement Project in Norristown Borough and East Norriton Township, Montgomery County, on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The meeting will take place in the Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy cafeteria at 1601 Markley Street in Norristown. This school was formerly the Eisenhower Middle School.

PennDOT is holding the open house to inform citizens and update them on the plans and schedules for the improvement of Markley Street and Johnson Highway.

Construction will start in February on the first of two contracts to rebuild Markley Street from just south of Main Street to Johnson Highway. The plan also includes the improvement of Johnson Highway from Markley Street to DeKalb Street. The project consists of road, bridge, streetscape and pedestrian enhancements.

The first $20.8 million construction project will rebuild 1.1 miles of Markley Street between Elm Street and Johnson Highway, and a half-mile portion of Johnson Highway. The project also includes the rehabilitation of the Main Street stone arch bridge over Stony Creek. Construction is scheduled to finish in fall 2016.

 The second construction contract, which will rebuild Markley Street from Main Street to Elm Street, is presently in engineering design. Roadwork is scheduled to start in spring 2015.

 PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.

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