Markley Street final paving starts today in Norristown

Please be aware that starting today and for the next four weeks, a milling and paving project on Markley Street/U.S. 202 South in Norristown Borough, Montgomery County, means motorists will encounter daytime travel restrictions, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

This resurfacing operation is one of the final stages of PennDOT’s $20.8 million project to rebuild and improve Markley Street between Elm Street in Norristown Borough and Johnson Highway in East Norriton Township.

Drivers may encounter delays and periodic, flagger-controlled stoppages Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on and approaching Markley Street.

In addition, temporary closures of streets intersecting Markley Street may be in place Mondays through Thursdays between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. along the 1.1 mile work zone. Milling and paving operations also may take place on Fridays if weather forces the cancellation of paving earlier in the week.

Markley Street is currently one-way southbound from Roberts Street to Harding Boulevard, but carries two-way traffic between Roberts Street and Johnson Highway, and between Elm Street and Harding Boulevard. Markley Street will be reopened to two-way traffic between Roberts Street and Harding Boulevard this fall once all of the new traffic signals and street lights are installed and trees are planted in the work area.

Motorists are advised to allow additional time when traveling on Markley Street during construction because slowdowns will occur.

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