Expect detours: Markley Street construction begins in Norristown

By KYW Newsradio 1060
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Another phase of a road construction project in Norristown has begun — signaling the start of another long-term detour. 

PennDOT flaggers are officially out on Markley Street near Main Street in Norristown, as they get started in the next phase of improvements along Markley.

In two weeks, Markley Street, between Main and Elm streets, will be closed to northbound traffic for the next two years. Traffic coming into Norristown on U.S. Route 202 North from King of Prussia will either be detoured onto Dekalb Street in Bridgeport, or motorists will have to turn left or right onto Main Street.

Southbound 202, which follows Markley Street, will remain open with two lanes during construction.

The project will rebuild Markley Street and widen it to add a middle turn in some parts. It will also build a sidewalk to finally connect SEPTA Regional Rail’s stations at Main and Elm streets. 

Additionally, PennDOT is installing technology called ITS (intelligent transportation system) so traffic lights along that stretch of 202 can communicate with each other to improve traffic flow.