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2017


  • Phase 3 (Section MGN): Final plans were submitted in January 2017 to PennDOT for final approval. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2017.
  • Phase 2 (Section MGL): Construction substantially complete.

2016


  • New Turnpike Interchange: The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s Fiscal Year 2017 Capital Plan is released, which includes over $66 million in funding for the construction of the Lafayette Street Interchange. For more information, check out the PA Turnpike Commission Capital Plan.
  • Phase 2 (Section MGL): Construction continues along Ridge Pike, Diamond Avenue, and Fairfield Avenue in Plymouth Township. The expected completion date continues to be in early 2017. 

2015


  • New Turnpike Interchange: On January 7, 2015 the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission voted to fund a full electronic toll interchange on the turnpike (Interstate 276) to connect directly to the Lafayette Street Extension in Plymouth Township. For more information, check out the PA Turnpike Commission press release
  • Phase 2 (Section MGL): Construction began in early 2015 to completely rebuild Ridge Pike and Diamond Avenue in Plymouth Township. This phase is expected to be complete in early 2017.
  • Phase 3 (Section MGN): Final design and right-of-way acquisition continue. Construction is expected to begin in early 2017.

2014


  • Phase 1 (Section MGP): Construction continued and this portion of the project was substantially completed in December 2014. 
  • Phase 2 (Section MGL): The Montgomery County Commissioners awarded the construction contract to J.D. Eckman, Inc. in October 2014. Work began to relocate utilities shortly thereafter. 
  • Phase 3 (Section MGN): Final design and right-of-way acquisition continued for the third phase of the project in downtown Norristown.

2013


  • Phase 1 (Section MGP): Construction began as the contractor, Allan A. Myers, begins to extend Lafayette Street from Ford Street to Conshohocken Road. 
  • Phases 2 and 3 (MGL and MGN): Final design and right-of-way acquisition continued along existing Lafayette Street in Norristown and along Conshohocken Road and Ridge Pike. 

2012


  • The Montgomery County Transportation Authority (MCTA) acquired the last remaining properties under sections MGP and MGL. 
  • Design for section MGP is almost completed. Right-of-way acquisition for section MGN begins.