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Home > Services > Highway Design > Route 29 Corridor Improvement Project (S.R. 0029, Section MT6)

Client

Upper Providence Township
1286 Black Rock Road
Oaks, PA 19456

Project Completion Date

2008

Construction Cost

$7,670,000

Project Overview

The Route 29 corridor serves as a major connector between Route 422 and the surrounding residential communities, including Phoenixville and Collegeville Boroughs. There are several large complexes located within the vicinity of the Route 422/Route 29 interchange including Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Smith Kline Beachem Pharmaceuticals, Quest Diagnostics and the Providence Corporate Center. In addition, there are several planned large residential/commercial developments located within the area of the interchange. In an effort to mitigate the existing and future traffic, Upper Providence Township, in conjunction with PennDOT Engineering District 6-0, determined that widening along Route 29 was necessary.

The project involved the widening of one mile of Route 29 (from just south of Route 422 to Wyeth Drive) to provide for additional through lanes and turning lanes. In addition, the eastbound and westbound Route 422 ramps were partially reconstructed and widened to provide for additional turning lanes. The intersection of Route 113 and Mennonite Road was improved to provide for left turn lanes on Route 113 and signalization. The project involved the installation of a new drainage system, multiple truss sign structures, improvements to 6 signalized intersections, and a wetland mitigation area.

Project Responsibilities:

- Project management

- Coordination with PennDOT, Township and Local Officials, and Subconsultants

- Environmental / Clearance (NEPA) Services

- Roadway Construction Plans

- Traffic Signal Plans

- Pavement Marking and Signing Plans

- Maintenance and Protection of Traffic Plans

Project Highlights:

- Worked closely with the local municipality, PennDOT and review agencies to develop the design concept and to expedite the design schedule. The result was the delivery of project approvals within 18 months of notice to proceed with the design.

- Coordinated with the adjacent commercial development being designed concurrently (shopping center in northwest quadrant of Route 29/Route 422 interchange).

- Coordinated with adjacent stakeholders such as Wyeth and Providence Corporate Center.

- Developed a traffic control plan to effectively maintain traffic through the project area during construction.