Ridge Pike Improvement Project:
Whitemarsh-Springfield Segment (Crescent Avenue to Philadelphia)

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Ridge Pike is owned by Montgomery County from Philadelphia to Norristown. It carries between 20,000 and 30,000 cars each day. The original roadway alignment dates to colonial days as do some of the features along the road. The modern roadway dates from the 1930s and was widened in the 1970s.

The design engineer for the Ridge Pike Improvement Project, Gannett Fleming, has served as an engineering consulting partner in global infrastructure for 100 years. We improve communities through construction services, earth science, facilities, geospatial, transportation, and water-related projects in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.gannettfleming.com.

The Problems

  • Roadway & drainage in poor condition
  • Difficult turning movements at intersections
  • Congestion along the length of the corridor
  • Buildings and older features close to the road

The Solutions

  • Full reconstruction of the roadway
  • Add traffic signals at Crescent & Barren Hill
  • Add eastbound through lane between Harts Lane and Northwestern Avenue
  • Add stormwater management facilities

Several Projects

The area of Ridge Pike between Norristown and Philadelphia is nearly 5 miles long and costly to rebuild. In order to fund and construct improvements as quickly as possible, the project is divided into four manageable segments; each with its own timeline and funding.. For more information about improvements to other segments of Ridge Pike, please visit www.ridgepikeproject.com and www.lafayettestreetproject.com.

Project Status

The Crescent Ave. to Philadelphia segment is currently in final design (FD). Staff from the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) and Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Department meet frequently with professional staff from Whitemarsh and Springfield Township to discuss the design as it evolves. MCPC staff are also working with property owners to address their concerns. Final design is anticipated to continue through FY 2019 with construction anticipated to begin in FY 2020.

Public Involvement

The Montgomery County Planning Commission and the Montgomery County Department of Roads and Bridges held a second public open house for the Crescent Avenue to Philadelphia Segment on June 6, 2017. The event featured preliminary plan displays highlighting the proposed improvements. Attendees had an opportunity to circulate among the various displays to gather information, make comments, and discuss the different facets of the project with the project team members. A brief presentation took place at 6:30 PM. Click on the links below to view the presentation, handout, and comment form for the second open house. Information on the first open house, which took place on June 20, 2016, is also available below.

More information on this important project will be coming soon. For questions or comments, please contact Matthew Edmond at 610-278-3742.