update June 5, 2015:

Motorists traveling on Markley Street/U.S. 202 South in Norristown Borough, Montgomery County, will encounter daytime travel restrictions the next four weeks, beginning Monday, June 8, for milling and paving.

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.

Beginning Monday, June 8, and continuing to the end of the month, drivers may encounter delays and periodic, flagger-controlled stoppages Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on and approaching Markley Street during the resurfacing operation.

In addition, temporary closures of streets intersecting Markley Street may be in place Mondays through Thursdays between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM 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.

J.D. Eckman of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $20,825,701 contract that is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.

This project is the first of two to rebuild and improve the Markley Street Corridor. A second project to reconstruct Markley Street from Main Street to Elm Street is in final design. Construction on the second phase is expected to start in 2016.

Work began in early 2013 on the project to rebuild Markley Street to provide one lane in each direction plus a center lane for left turns; construct recessed parking bays in residential areas and an off-street parking lot at the corner of Harding Boulevard and Markley Street; install trees and decorative street lights; upgrade traffic signals at a number of intersections; construct new curbs, curb-ramps and sidewalks; and install new gas, water and sanitary sewer utilities beneath Markley Street. The Main Street bridge over Stony Creek also was rehabilitated under the first phase of the Markley Street project.

For more information on the widening of U.S. 202, visit www.us202-markleystreet.com.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511Philly.

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update November 25, 2014:

Markley Street motorists will find a new traffic pattern in place in the two-way section between Roberts Street and Johnson Highway in Norristown Borough, Montgomery County, on Tuesday (Nov. 25) as work begins to reconstruct the center section of the street.

The new traffic pattern, which will remain in place through late December, marks the substantial completion of construction to rebuild and improve the west side of Markley Street between Elm Street and Johnson Highway under PennDOT’s $20.8 million improvement project.

In addition to completely rebuilding Markley Street, PennDOT’s contractor and regional utility companies have installed new water, sewer and gas mains, relocated above ground electrical wires, and replaced subsurface telecommunications lines. New curbs and sidewalks have also been constructed, and recessed parking areas have been provided in front of residences within the project area.

The new pattern, which will be in place Tuesday afternoon, places a single lane of southbound Markley Street traffic onto the rebuilt west side of the street between Johnson Highway and Harding Boulevard. A single lane of northbound traffic remains in place on the east side of Markley Street from Roberts Street through Johnson Highway. Markley Street remains one-way southbound south of Roberts Street.

With the new pattern established, crews will excavate the existing pavement and completely rebuild the center section of Markley Street at the northern end of the project area.

In addition to work at the northern end, construction continues to rebuild the street, construct new curbs, sidewalks and recessed parking slots on the east side of Markley Street between Lincoln Street and Roberts Street.

Motorists may encounter flagger-controlled lane closures and short-term closures of intersecting streets on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and during occasional weekend operations. The Markley Street work area extends from north of Johnson Highway (Swede Road) in East Norriton Township to Elm Street in Norristown Borough.

J.D. Eckman of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $20,825,701 contract that is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.

This project is the first of two to rebuild and improve the Markley Street Corridor. A second project to rebuild Markley Street from Main Street to Elm Street is presently in engineering design. Construction is scheduled to start in 2016.