Final Design began in early 2014 on the future reconstruction and widening of the Northeastern Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476) north of the Lansdale Interchange to north of Clump Road between milepost A31 and A38. The seven-mile project corridor traverses Lower Salford, Franconia and Salford Townships in Montgomery County.
This section of the Turnpike will be completely reconstructed from the ground up and widened from two lanes in each direction with limited shoulders to three lanes in each direction with 12-foot right and left shoulders. The overhead bridges along the project corridor are only wide enough to accommodate the current roadway width, so they need to be replaced before the mainline Turnpike widening can occur. Construction on the Overhead Bridges began in the spring of 2013, and construction on the mainline Turnpike is expected to begin in 2017.
An Open House Plans Display was held on April 11, 2013 to introduce the Preliminary Design Plans to the Public. The materials from the Open House can be viewed on the Public Involvement page.
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Northeastern Extension, Total Reconstruction and Widening Project, MP A31-A38
Preliminary Engineering Design:
2011 - 2013
Final Engineering Design:
Preliminary Open House Plans Display:
April 11, 2013
Overhead Bridge Replacement Construction:
Fretz Road - Completed - Fall 2013
Ridge Road - Start - Spring 2014
These time frames are approximate and will be refined as the project advances.