We are in the final push of Linear Park construction. Tomorrow, Marino Corporation starts removing construction entrances and preparing concrete forms for ADA-compliant curb ramps in anticipation of pouring concrete next week. Also next week, the contractor will till amended soils into place throughout the construction zone in preparation for the landscape contractor installing new planting beds and trees. In October, a surface coat of asphalt will be applied and final curb ramps will be completed along with the installation of solar panel light poles, street furniture and handrails. New solar bus shelters will be installed in November to finish the project.
Regrading, concrete bus stop pads, light pole foundations, and drainage for a new rain garden comprised most of the work over the last part of summer.
Due to reduced traffic volume on First Avenue, restrictions on construction activities during rush hour periods have been suspended but the contractor will comply with Upper Merion’s noise ordinance. Flaggers will be on site if lane closures are necessary. We will monitor the traffic volume and revert to the original time-of-day restrictions if construction creates excessive impacts.
For more information, please e-mail Chris Basler at King of Prussia District: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Avenue Linear Park Bus Shelter Project
In addition to the multimodal path, King of Prussia District is partnering with Upper Merion Township and Montgomery County to install new solar panel bus shelters on First Avenue as part of the new Linear Park under construction. These new ADA compliant bus shelters will be installed on new concrete pads with benches, trash cans, and solar-powered lighting. This project is financed in part by Montgomery County through the Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program.