Upper Providence accepts maintenance of new traffic signal

UPPER PROVIDENCE — Township supervisors recently agreed to accept maintenance responsibility for the new traffic signal on the township’s side of the Montgomery County replacement bridge planned to span the Perkiomen Creek.

Township traffic engineer Ken O’Brien announced at the April 21 meeting, “as part of the reconstruction of the Arcola Road Bridge the county has indicated they would install a traffic light at the Upper Providence intersection of Cider Mill Road and Arcola Road.”

O’Brien said the township, county and PennDOT engineers are coordinating efforts for the new signalized intersection. One requirement of PennDOT approval is an approved resolution acknowledging the township will maintain the signal equipment.

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Supervisors’ Chairwoman Lisa Mossie said there had been some initial confusion because the bridge and signal plans had not been associated together.

“We don’t want to be the ones to hold up the bridge,” she said.

In addition, the board unanimously approved an ordinance adding traffic signals at the Providence Town Center to the township code to authorize enforcement. Included are the Route 29/Town Center Drive and the Arcola Road/Market Street intersections.