Final Design began in 2013 on the future reconstruction and widening of the Northeastern Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-476) north of the Lansdale Interchange to north of Clump Road between mileposts A31 and A38. The seven-mile project corridor traverses Lower Salford, Franconia and Salford Townships in Montgomery County.
This section of the Turnpike will be completely reconstructed from the ground up and widened from two lanes in each direction with limited shoulders to three lanes in each direction with 12-foot right and left shoulders. The overhead bridges along the project corridor are only wide enough to accommodate the current roadway width, so they need to be replaced before the mainline Turnpike widening can occur. Construction on the Overhead Bridges began in the spring of 2013, and construction on the mainline Turnpike is expected to begin in Fall 2016.
An Open House Plans Display was held on April 11, 2013 to introduce the Preliminary Design Plans to the Public.
View the materials from the Open House.
A Sound Barrier Community Meeting was held on June 23rd, 2016 to give property owners adjacent to a proposed sound barrier an opportunity to express support for or against the construction of sound barriers, and to provide input on the color and texture of the sound barrier.
View the materials from the Sound Barrier Meeting.