NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County invites the public to the Whitemarsh Township Administration Building on April 25, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a pre-construction open house for Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the timing of Section D, meet the construction team, and ask questions. Section D, which extends from Crescent Avenue to Philadelphia and passes through Whitemarsh and Springfield Townships, will be under construction beginning in May.
Much of Ridge Pike between Norristown and Philadelphia, which accommodates over 30,000 vehicles daily, needs extensive repair to improve safety and mobility for both drivers and pedestrians. The work in Section D involves a full-depth roadway reconstruction that improves safety and reduces congestion. Improvements include adding traffic signals at Crescent and Barren Hill Roads, adding an eastbound through lane between Harts Lane and Northwestern Avenue, and adding much-needed storm water management facilities.
Pedestrian safety and transit accessibility will be improved by providing a continuous sidewalk along the southwestern side of the road and consolidating SEPTA bus stops, which will be made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Ridge Pike between Norristown and Philadelphia is owned by the County and the work on Section D is 100% funded by Montgomery County government.