The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that temporary traffic signals will be installed on Tuesday, February 21, through Friday, February 24, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, under a project to improve mobility and safety on Route 29 (Main Street) between 10th Street and 11th Street in Pennsburg and Red Hill boroughs, Montgomery County.
The work locations are:
- 8th Street at the Montgomery Avenue Intersection; and
- 11th Street at the Montgomery Avenue Intersection.
Motorists are being advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
The temporary signals are being installed to address speeding and traffic congestion through the work area during the project’s duration.
Under this contract, PennDOT stated that its contractor will remove the superstructure and its upper portion of the existing Route 29 (Main Street) bridge over the former abandoned Perkiomen Railroad to allow for corridor improvements. This will eliminate the thru girder beams at the edge of the travel lanes to help elevate crashes and improve safety along the corridor.
Other safety features include:
- Constructing sidewalks along both sides of the roadway to improve pedestrian access;
- Re-aligning the vertical profile to improve sight distance and reduce rear-end type crashes; and
- Installing upgraded signage, guiderails, and pavement markings.
H & K Group, Inc. in Skippack, PA is the general contractor on this $3.2 million project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
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