As the county seat for one of the most affluent counties in Pennsylvania, Norristown should enjoy the economic benefits of its position. But for decades, the borough has experienced a declining population and deteriorating business activity. One factor for its decline was an inadequate roadway network and lack of regional access points. While the area is well-served by transit, the limited roadway network made entry to and from Norristown difficult. The absence of good regional access, combined with significant transportation investments in nearby suburban centers and a scattered development pattern, left Norristown at a disadvantage compared to other suburban areas.
HOW WE HELPED
McCormick Taylor completed Section MGL design, widening and improving Ridge Pike, Diamond Avenue, and Fairfield Road. Our tasks included environmental clearance revaluation, roadway design, drainage and E&S design, traffic control, utility relocation, retaining wall design, and signing and pavement marking.
The Lafayette Street Extension project provides connectivity with the PA Turnpike and surrounding townships. This increased accessibility attracts both visitors and business patrons, as well as improves quality of life in and around the borough.