Rep. Gerlach announces $9.62 million for Lafayette Street extension in Norristown
Congressman Jim Gerlach announced procurement of $9.62 million in federal highway transit dollars for the extension of Lafayette Street in Norristown. According to the Montgomery County Planning Commission, the total cost of the Lafayette Street extension project is approximately $120 million and will include a partnership of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Turnpike and federal funds. With the federal dollars announced by Congressman Gerlach on Sept. 6, the County now has almost $22 million committed to finish the project’s preliminary engineering and final design work. The County is scheduled to complete preliminary engineering by the end of 2006, complete final design by 2008, start the right of way and utility work in 2008, and begin the project with the reconstruction of existing Lafayette in the early part of 2009. County officials are hoping to have the entire project with its connection to the Turnpike and Route 202 completed by the end of 2012.