Traffic Signal Construction on Bethlehem Pike to Continue, Potential Delays Expected

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that traffic signal construction will continue next week on a section of Bethlehem Pike in Springfield and Whitemarsh townships. This work is part of a safety improvement project aimed at enhancing the flow and safety of traffic along the 1.9-mile stretch.

From Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21, a lane closure is scheduled on Bethlehem Pike in both directions between Bells Mill Road and Mill Road from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this area as backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Under this contract, PennDOT’s contractor will undertake several crucial tasks. These include converting a section of Bethlehem Pike from an undivided four-lane road to a three-lane section with a two-way left turn lane, modifying left-turn signal phases, coordinating arterial signals, and installing pedestrian countdown timers at select intersections. Additionally, retroreflective backplates will be added to improve signal visibility and the pavement along the corridor will be milled and overlaid.

The intersections involved in this project include Flourtown Shopping Center Driveway, Mill Road, College Avenue, Bysher Avenue, Wissahickon Avenue, Haws Lane, Montgomery Avenue, Sunnybrook Road, and Hillcrest Avenue.

Highway Materials, Inc. of Flourtown, Pennsylvania, is the general contractor for this project, which is financed entirely with federal funds. Physical construction is expected to conclude this fall.

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