U.S. 202 - 600

ROUTE 309 TO JOHNSON HIGHWAY

U.S. 202 Improvement Program Map

This project consists of widening and reconstructing 9.1 miles of S.R. 202 by adding travel lanes in each direction between Johnson Highway in Norristown Borough and Route 309 in Montgomery Township: two lanes northbound and one lane southbound and a center turn lane from Johnson Highway to Swede Road. North of Swede Rd. to Route 309, two through lanes in each direction and a center turn lane, with the center turn lane eliminated in sensitive areas with minimal access needs. The project also includes a five-foot bicycle lane adjacent to the curb, sidewalk improvements, the reconstruction of bridges and culverts, construction of sound walls and retaining walls, intersections improvements, new traffic signals, signal interconnect, and offline improvements. Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) which consists of video cameras/detection and dynamic message signs (DMS) are also incorporated. 

 

In order to address concerns with constructability and funding, the project was divided into four mainline construction sections: 61S, 61N, 65S, 65N; two (2) offline intersection improvement projects: S.R.3001, Section OFF and S.R. 2016, Section OFF; and one (1) stormwater management offsite mitigation project: S.R. 0073, Section 6SM. Construction of Section 65N and S.R. 2016, Section OFF have been completed. Below is a detailed description of each section:

 

Section 61S

Status:  In Final Design through February 2020

Projected Bidding of the Project by Contractors:  March 2020

Projected Construction Start:  June 2020

Estimated Construction Cost:  $40 Million

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Project Overview: 

The US 202 roadway will be reconstructed and widened from two lanes to provide a four-lane cross-section consisting of two travel lanes northbound, a center turn lane and one travel lane southbound. Five-foot bicycle lanes will be provided both northbound and southbound. Sidewalks will be provided at various locations throughout the corridor. Intersections along the corridor will be improved by adding lanes where necessary on both the mainline and side roads to provide adequate intersection capacities.

Project Components:

Intersection Improvements

  • Additional turn lanes on the mainline section of US 202

  • Side road improvements to add capacity to their intersections with US 202

Traffic Signals 

  • US 202 with Johnson Highway

  • US 202 with Jefferson Crossing Boulevard

  • US 202 with Northtowne Shopping Center

  • US 202 with Mercy Suburban Hospital/ Northtowne Plaza

  • US 202 with Germantown Pike

Signals will be inter-connected with dynamic messaging signage

Drainage and Waterway Crossings

  • Jefferson Crossing:  Crossing of established drainageway

  • US 202 north of Germantown Pike:  Stoney Creek Tributary

 

Utility Relocations

  • Both aerial and underground utility relocations required for this project

Noise Walls

  • Southbound US 202 near Washington Square neighborhood

  • Johnson Highway near Joseph Drive neighborhood

 
Section 61N

 

Status: In Construction as of January 2019

Contractor:  James D. Morrissey, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Estimated Construction Cost:  $40 million

Estimated Project Duration:  4 Years

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Project Update – November 2019

  • Northbound 202 widening is underway between Village Square and Tournament Drive (southern boundary of Montgomery County Community College) and this work will continue for the next several months into the Spring of 2020.

  • Within this section, the roadway contractor will be working on excavation for the widening, drainage system modifications and improvements, stormwater management basin construction and the extension of a culvert.

  • Utility Work/ Coordination

    • With eight (8) utilities affected in the three (3) miles of roadway widening, motorists will see pockets of work along the corridor where one---to as  many as four--- utility companies are working at one time to relocate  or improve their facilities!  Construction project managers strive to efficiently coordinate the work being done to maximize the completion of work in one section while minimizing the impacts to traffic flow.  Once utility work has been completed in a given section, the roadway widening activities can move into that area.

    • PECO gas has the largest amount of work of all utilities---planning to replace their main service in US202 with an associated effort of almost four (4) years.

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Project Overview

This section is a 2.7- mile section of US 202 from south of Morris Road to near Hancock Road.  The existing roadway will be widened to provide a five- lane cross-section consisting of two travel lanes and a common center turn lane.  A short section of the roadway from Grasshopper Lane to Schoolhouse Road will be reconstructed with four travel lanes and 8- foot shoulders.   The inclusion of five- foot bike lanes in each direction along the entire section is also proposed.

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Project Components:

  • Intersection Improvements at

  • US 202 at Morris Road

  • US 202 at Sumneytown Pike

  • US 202 at Swedesford Road, and

  • US 202 at Plymouth Road

  • Bike Lanes

Five (5) foot wide bike lanes are planned for each travel direction of the entire section

 

Traffic Signals Improvements at the following Intersections

  • US 202 at Morris Road

  • US 202 at Township Line Road

  • Us 202 at Schoolhouse Lane, and

  • US 202 at Sumneytown Pike

A coordinated ITS system will be integrated into the overall traffic signal system.

 

Drainage and Waterway Crossings

  • The project includes the replacement of the existing bridge at Wissahickon Creek.The span will be a wider, single-span structure.Two retaining walls will also be part of the crossing of the Wissahickon Creek.

 

Utility Relocations

  • Extensive utility work (relocation and system upgrades) is associated with this section of US202 widening.

  • A total of eight (8) utility companies will be scheduling work over the next four (4) years---which is the key component driving the schedule of this project.  Electric, gas, telecommunications, sewer and two (2) separate water companies will be working alongside each other as well as the roadway contractor to progress the project in the most efficient manner possible.

Noise Walls

  • Sound barrier walls are planned for two sections of the project in the Plymouth South section and the Swedesford section.

Section 65S

Status: Project awarded and Notice to Proceed given on October 28, 2019

Contractor:  James D. Morrissey, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Estimated Construction Cost:  $40 million

Estimated Project Duration:  5 Years – Late 2024

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Project Update – November 2019

Project Overview:

With the project just underway, motorists and residents will see mostly survey work for construction and utility relocation for the remaining months of 2019.  Construction activities will begin in earnest in Spring 2020.

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This section is a 2.7-mile section of US 202 from south of Morris Road to near Hancock Road.  The existing roadway will be widened to provide a five-lane cross-section consisting of two travel lanes and a common center turn lane.  A short section of the roadway from Grasshopper Lane to Schoolhouse Road will be reconstructed with four travel lanes and 8-foot shoulders.   The inclusion of five-foot wide bike lanes in each direction along the entire section is also proposed.

Project Components:

Intersection Improvements at

  • US 202 at Morris Road

  • US 202 at Sumneytown Pike

  • US 202 at Swedesford Road, and

  • US 202 at Plymouth Road

  • Bike Lanes

Bike Lanes

  • Five (5) foot wide bike lanes are planned for each travel direction of the entire section

 

Traffic Signals Improvements at the following Intersections

  • US 202 at Morris Road

  • US 202 at Township Line Road

  • Us 202 at Schoolhouse Lane, and

  • US 202 at Sumneytown Pike

A coordinated ITS system will be integrated into the overall traffic signal system.

 

Drainage and Waterway Crossings

  • The project includes the replacement of the existing bridge at Wissahickon Creek.The span will be a wider, single-span structure.Two retaining walls will also be part of the crossing of the Wissahickon Creek.

 

Utility Relocations

  • Seven (7) utility companies have facilities within the right-of way for this project with some schedules requiring a year to complete.  Construction project managers will be working with utility companies to maximize the amount of work completed in a given section.  Once utilities have been relocated or upgraded, roadway construction activities can begin.

 

Noise Walls

  • Sound barrier walls are planned for two sections of the project in the Plymouth South section and the Swedesford section.

Section 65N

Status: Project Completed in Fall 2013

Project Overview:

This 2.1-mile section of US 202 from south of Hancock Road to near Bethlehem Pike (PA 309) and a 0.8- mile section of SR 0063 between Stump Road and Bell Run Boulevard was completed in the Fall of 2013.  Both US 202 and SR 0063 are urban arterials and both now have a four-lane cross section.  The inclusion of five-foot wide bike lanes on either side of the travel lanes was included.  Swedesford Road was re-aligned and connected to Gwynedd View Road.

Project Components:

  • Intersection Improvements at

  • US 202 at Morris Road

  • US 202 at Sumneytown Pike

  • US 202 at Swedesford Road, and

  • US 202 at Plymouth Road

Bike Lanes:

  • Five (5) foot wide curbed bike lanes were part of this completed project on either side of the travel lanes.

Traffic Signals Improvements at the following Intersections

  • US 202 at Hancock Road

  • US 202 at Welsh Road (SR 0063)

  • Us 202 at Knapp Road

  • US 202 at Montgomery Mall Drive

  • SR 0063 and Stump Road

  • SR 0063 and SR 6202

  • US 202 and SR 6202

A coordinated ITS system was integrated into the overall traffic signal system.

Noise Walls

  • Three sound barriers were completed as part of this project.

 

SR 2016, Section OFF (Offline Intersection Improvements)

 

Status: Project Completed in Spring 2012

 

Improvements Overview:

This section of US 202 improvements consisted of the relocation of the Meetinghouse Road intersection with DeKalb Pike.  This relocation included roadway and shoulder reconstruction and construction of a left turn lane.

Along with the relocation, five (5) additional offsite improvements were made to intersections along the SR 2016 (Evans Road) corridor:

 

  • Plymouth Road and Grasshopper Lane

Pavement reconstruction, site distance improvements and pavement markings.

  • Evans Road and Gypsy Hill Road

Site distance improvements.

  • Evans Road and Sumneytown Pike

New traffic signal installation, left turn construction, new curbing/drainage and milling and overlay of the intersection.

  • Evans Road and Tanglewood Drive

New should construction, pavement markings drainage improvements and re-surfacing of the intersection.

  • Evans Road and Welsh Road

Construction of a new right turn lane, curbing, drainage improvements and milling and overlay of pavement in the intersection

S.R. 3001, Section OFF (Offline Intersection Improvements)

 

Status: Project Completed in May 2019

Improvements Overview:

Project engineers designing Section 61N included improvements to two (2) key routes surrounding the  stretch between Township Line Road (East Norriton/ Whitpain Townships) and Morris Road---Township Line Road @ North Wales Road to the west of the mainline route and Township Line Road @Arch Street Road to the east of the mainline.

These intersections were removed from the mainline section of 61N to be advanced prior to the construction of 61N specifically to provide improvements to the volume-carrying routes surrounding mainline segments.  The improvements to these intersections will remain permanent after the completion of Section 61N.

Project Components:

Intersection Improvements at North Wales Road

  • Left-hand turning lanes added to the eastbound and westbound directions of Township Line Road

  • Southbound North Wales Road widened to extend the left-hand turning lane

  • Traffic signal improvements

  • Improved drainage system

  • Fully ADA compliant crosswalks, ramps and crossing signals added to the entire intersection

Intersection Improvements at Arch Street Road

  • Left-hand turning lanes added to the eastbound and westbound directions of Township Line Road

  • Left-hand turn lanes added to the northbound and southbound directions of Arch Street Road

  • Traffic signal improvements

  • Upgraded signage

  • Fully ADA compliant crosswalks, ramps and crossing signals added to the entire intersection

S.R. 0073, Section 6SM - Offsite Stormwater Mangement Mitigation for
Section 61N

Status: In final design. Finalization of right-of-way issues.

Anticipated Bidding Date:  January 2020

Improvements Overview:

State highway improvements require the management and mitigation of stormwater effect like other disturbance and land development projects.  To manage the stormwater along SR 0073, PennDOT is proposing mitigation facilities at the Whitpain Township owned property at the SE corner of the Skippack Pike and Wentz Road intersection.  In addition, the project will include an intersection re-alignment at this location.  Wentz Road will be re-aligned to connect with Parkwood Road to improve traffic flow.  Traffic signal equipment will be replaced and upgraded.

 

Project engineers designing Section 61N included improvements to two (2) key routes surrounding the  stretch between Township Line Road (East Norriton/ Whitpain Townships) and Morris Road---Township Line Road @ North Wales Road to the west of the mainline route and Township Line Road @Arch Street Road to the east of the mainline.

These intersections were removed from the mainline section of 61N to be advanced prior to the construction of 61N specifically to provide improvements to the volume-carrying routes surrounding mainline segments.  The improvements to these intersections will remain permanent after the completion of Section 61N.

Project Components:

Intersection Improvements at North Wales Road

  • Left-hand turning lanes added to the eastbound and westbound directions of Township Line Road

  • Southbound North Wales Road widened to extend the left-hand turning lane

  • Traffic signal improvements

  • Improved drainage system

  • Fully ADA compliant crosswalks, ramps and crossing signals added to the entire intersection

Intersection Improvements at Arch Street Road

  • Left-hand turning lanes added to the eastbound and westbound directions of Township Line Road

  • Left-hand turn lanes added to the northbound and southbound directions of Arch Street Road

  • Traffic signal improvements

  • Upgraded signage

  • Fully ADA compliant crosswalks, ramps and crossing signals added to the entire intersection

US 202 from Johnson Highway (Norristown/East Norriton Township Line) to (Whitepain/East Norriton Township Line) 

 

Length: 1.8 miles

US 202 from Township Line Road (East Norriton/Whitpain) to Morris Road

Length: 2.7 Miles

US 202 from Morris Road to near Hancock Road

Length: 2.7 Miles

Whitpain Township Property - Skippack Pike & Wentz Road Intersection

Meetinghouse Road Intersection Relocation

Plymouth & Grasshopper Lane

Evans Road & Gypsy Hill Road

Evans Road & Sumneytown Pike

Evans Road & Tanglewood Drive

Evans Road & Welsh Road

US 202 from HAncock Road to near Bethlehem Pike (PA 309) 

Length: 2.1 miles 

SR 0063 (Stump Road to Bell Run Boulevard) 

Length: 0.8 mile

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