Traffic Signal Construction on Bethlehem Pike to Cause Delays

Lane Closure - Traffic Alert

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA — Motorists traveling through Montgomery County next week should prepare for potential delays as the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) advances with traffic signal construction on Bethlehem Pike. This initiative forms a part of an ongoing safety enhancement project aimed at improving intersections along a 1.9-mile stretch in Springfield and Whitemarsh townships.

From Monday, May 6, through Friday, May 10, drivers will encounter lane closures in both directions at the intersection of Bethlehem Pike and Montgomery Avenue. These disruptions are scheduled between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM daily, a time frame chosen to mitigate impact on the busiest travel times yet still significant enough that PennDOT advises allowing additional time for travel.

This construction effort seeks not only to modify the current roadway from a four-lane undivided section into a more manageable three-lane section with a dedicated two-way left turn lane but also to enhance the overall safety and efficiency of the corridor. Upgrades include modifying left-turn signal phasing, coordinating arterial signals, installing pedestrian countdown timers at strategic locations, adding retroreflective backplates to signals for improved visibility, and milling and overlaying pavement for a smoother driving surface.

The intersections targeted for improvement under this project include several key points along Bethlehem Pike, such as the Flourtown Shopping Center Driveway, Mill Road, College Avenue, Bysher Avenue, Wissahickon Avenue, Haws Lane, Montgomery Avenue, Sunnybrook Road, and Hillcrest Avenue.

Highway Materials, Inc., based in Flourtown, Pennsylvania, has been contracted as the general contractor for this federally funded project. With an expected completion date this fall, the work underway promises to significantly benefit local and through traffic by enhancing safety measures and traffic flow along this vital corridor.

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