The preliminary design for the Ridge Pike segment between Butler Pike and Crescent Avenue has begun. The Engineering firm is Rummel, Klepper and Kahn (RK&K) in King of Prussia. Over the next few weeks, the engineers and surveyors will be collecting information about the current conditions of the roadway as well as traffic volumes. Here are some things to look for:
Notice of Intent to Enter (NOITE) Letters: If your property abuts Ridge Pike, you may receive a NOITE letter indicating that the engineers or surveyors may need to enter your property in order to acquire important information about Ridge Pike.
PLEASE NOTE: The NOITE does not indicate that your property will be impacted by the future construction. We will not have any information about property impacts for several years yet.
Traffic Counts: Traffic counting will also begin soon along Ridge Pike and the cross streets. You may see the pneumatic tubes across the street or you may see folks doing manual counts are intersections. These counts are critical to determining how best to improve Ridge Pike.
Public Info Sign-Ups: Please feel free to share the link below with your neighbors. They can sign up for the email updates as we go forward. The link to the sign-up form is under the Public Involvement title.
We will be updating the site in the coming weeks to add more information about the Butler to Crescent segment.
As always, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The West Valley Green Road Bridge is officially closed and full detour set up as of Thursday, 3/15/2018.
To ensure the safety of the traveling public, the County has elected to keep the bridge closed while they continue to advance the design of this structure. Prior to the recent closure, the bridge was weight restricted to 3 tons, which is the lowest allowable posting allowed per PennDOT, only accommodating standard passenger vehicles. Anything in excess threatens the safety of the bridge, which has been repeatedly subjected to weight restriction violations. To keep the bridge open, the County installed headache bars, a physical barrier, to prevent overweight vehicles from utilizing the bridge. Based on the number of oversized vehicles physically impacting the headache bars and attempting to cross the bridge, it will remain closed as Montgomery County takes the safety of the traveling public seriously. The County, along with it’s municipal and state partners, is exploring any and all options to improve the traffic situation impacted by the closure of the West Valley Green Road Bridge.