Roads & Bridges
How We Serve our County
The Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Department maintains 131 bridges and over 75 miles of roadway throughout the county. It is our goal to provide a functional, passable, and well-maintained network of roads, along with a wide variety of bridges, suited to the needs of the traveling public.
Roads and Bridges personnel are constantly working to keep County bridges and roads in good repair. Large-scale paving operations are typically scheduled for the summer, while maintenance such as filling potholes and cleaning debris from inlets continues throughout the year. Please use caution when driving near any work area.
Montgomery County completes annual bridge inspections in accordance with National Bridge Inspection Standards (“NBIS”) and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Bridge Inspections occur once a year.
Who Owns and Maintains the Highways in Pennsylvania?
The state of Pennsylvania has approximately 120,853 liner miles of highways and more than 230 million of daily vehicle miles of travel according to the State Department of Transportation.
In 2021, 40% of the roads (43,000 miles linear miles) were maintained by PennDOT and 60% (75,000 miles) were maintained by local agencies. Montgomery County has the second largest number of roads in Pennsylvania but the County proper has only 75 linear that are maintained by Montgomery County.
Montgomery County maintenance program is designed to keep our roads safe for the traveling public. During the last 5 years we have paved nearly 85% of our roads.
View a list of paved roads completed in the last five years
We have also updated our pavement line making the last two years by using epoxy paint and glass beads so are roads are more visible to our community. Bottom line, Montgomery County owns less than 1 % of the roads in the state and less that 15% of the roads in Montgomery County.
While we maintain the physical structure of our roads, certain items are the responsibility of others. Traffic signals are the responsibility of the municipality. Concerns about signal timing, signs, and pavement markings at signalized intersections should be directed to the township or borough where the intersection is located.
Certain types of signs also fall under municipal jurisdiction. Local road crews maintain the following signs:
- Road name signs
- Speed limit signs
- Stop signs
The Pennsylvania Game Commission will remove large animal carcasses from the roadside. Contact the Southeast Regional Office at 610-926-3136.
Mailboxes must be installed outside the right of way of the road. Although we exercise caution when plowing snow, we cannot be responsible for damage to mailboxes that are improperly located.