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.