This project is part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's statewide total reconstruction initiative, which entails rebuilding sections of the 70-plus-year-old Turnpike. The new roadway design meets current interstate design criteria and will provide a safer and more efficient travel experience for Turnpike customers. This section is the most heavily traveled four-lane section of the east/west mainline Turnpike, and projected growth dictates additional lanes. In addition to the proposed improvements benefitting Turnpike customers, the adjacent communities will be enhanced through stormwater improvements and noise mitigation.
The project originally extended another two miles east to the Valley Forge Interchange (Milepost 326). Due to funding challenges and to reduce prolonged inconvenience to the local residents, the two mile section is being constructed as the first phase.
The links below show the project plans that were displayed at the July 14, 2015 Public Hearing for the entire MP 320-326 corridor.