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Ridge Pike Improvement

Location Montgomery County, PA

Client Montgomery County

Services Construction Management

Project Value $150 million

The Ridge Pike Improvement Project in Montgomery County, PA, will reconstruct the busy Ridge Pike between Norristown and Philadelphia, with additional widening and safety improvements at specific locations along the route. Once complete, the project will reduce congestion and improve roadway safety, enhance stormwater management systems, provide safer access for pedestrians and buses, and help the communities and businesses along Ridge Pike remain economically competitive. More than 30,000 vehicles use the 5-mile section of the project’s roadway daily. The roadway and many of the structures remaining along Ridge Pike today have been part of the local landscape for a very long time, some dating to colonial times.

Hill is managing three sections of the project. Section A requires complex engineering in areas near the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Norfolk Southern rail lines, and a Sunoco pipeline. The Section also includes two new bridges and widening to support a proposed Turnpike interchange. Section B, in a busy commercial area, will be widened to include one new bridge and a center left-turn lane. Section C will include widening at major intersections to reduce impacts to the adjacent residential communities. Hill’s services include implementing a project controls system, schedule analysis and monitoring, management reporting, document control, cost estimating, third-party coordination, design reviews, constructability reviews, change management, claims avoidance, community outreach coordination, and related on-site and field services.