Montgomery Co - West Broad Street Project in Franconia Twp
Updated On: Jun 11 2014 03:15:46 PM CDT
update June 11, 2014:
As part of a $4 million transportation improvement project, the intersection of Cowpath Road, Godshall Road and West Broad Street in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, will close for five months, starting Monday, June 16.
The intersection closure is required for construction crews to realign and rebuild the roadways to create a new four-way signalized crossing to improve travel and safety. The new and improved intersection will reopen in November 2014.
Construction began in March 2014 to improve the intersection by relocating and widening Godshall Road, West Broad Street and Cowpath Road to provide two 11-foot travel lanes and four-foot shoulders on each roadway. Turn lanes are being added and a five-foot-wide sidewalk is being built to extend the current sidewalk on West Broad Street through the intersection and down Godshall Road. This new sidewalk will provide a safe walkway for pedestrians and link to an adjacent walking trail.
Detours will be posted for motorists to follow during the upcoming intersection closure. The closure points and detours are:
- Cowpath Road will be closed and detoured between Beck Road and Route 113 (Harleysville Pike). Through traffic will be detoured over Beck Road/Elroy Road, Allentown Road and Route 113 (Harleysville Pike);
- Godshall Road will be closed and detoured between Lower Road and Broad Street. Motorists will follow Lower Road, Allentown Road, and Route 113 (Harleysville Pike/Main Street); and
- West Broad Street will be closed and detoured between (Route 113) Main Street and Lower Road. Drivers will follow Route 113 (Main Street/Harleysville Road), Allentown Road, and Lower Road.
J.D. Eckman Inc., of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $4,076,588 project, which is financed with 80 federal and 20 percent state funds. Construction is expected to be completed in November 2014.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that construction is scheduled to begin on Monday (March 10) on a $4 million project to improve and realign the intersection of Cowpath Road, Godshall Road and West Broad Street in Franconia Township, Montgomery County.
As the project begins there will be no traffic restrictions until May 17 when minor flagging patterns will be in place. Beginning June 10 the intersection will be closed and detoured until November 2014.
“This intersection improvement will improve travel and safety by realigning the three roads into a single four-way signalized intersection and replacing two existing bridges,” said PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso.
Godshall Road, West Broad Street and Cowpath Road will be relocated and widened to accommodate two 11-foot lanes and four-foot shoulders. Turn lanes will be provided and a five-foot wide sidewalk will be constructed, extending the current sidewalk on West Broad Street through the intersection and down Godshall Road. This sidewalk will provide a safe walkway for pedestrians and link to an adjacent walking trail.
J.D. Eckman Inc., of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $4,076,588 project which is financed with 80 federal and 20 percent state funds. The realigned intersection is expected to be completed by Nov. 2014.
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