Revitalizing downtrodden buildings and roads has been a priority for decades in Norristown. This month, several projects take big steps forward.
On Monday, crews will begin removing trees on Markley Street between Elm Street and Johnson Highway. The work is part of the state Department of Transportation's Route 202 improvement project.
In March, after the trees and utility poles have been removed, the contractor will begin replacing the 1.1-mile stretch of road, according to a PennDot news release.
Markley Street will be rebuilt with one lane in each direction and a left-turn lane in the middle. The Main Street bridge over Stony Creek will be restored. Residential areas will get recessed parking, the southwest corner of Markley at Harding Boulevard will get a parking lot, and the road will get new traffic signals, wheelchair-friendly curbs, fresh landscaping, and highway cameras and dynamic messaging signs.