The Sumneytown Pike/PA309 Connector Project (S.R. 1058 Sections HAT and HT2) is a highway improvement project in a 5 mile corridor running east to west through five townships in Montgomery and Bucks Counties, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the project is to provide a direct connection from Sumneytown Pike just north of the PA Turnpike’s Lansdale Interchange to PA 309 in order to relieve existing and projected traffic congestion.
The proposed project has been designed to accommodate two 11-foot lanes from Sumneytown Pike in Montgomery County to PA 309 in Bucks County with 8-foot wide paved shoulders. The project also includes widening existing roadways, providing adequate shoulder width, realigning tight curves and intersection doglegs, and providing turn lanes and traffic signals. Intersection improvements will be needed to accommodate the projected traffic volumes by adding left and right turn lanes and providing additional storage capacity. In effect, the entire corridor will be improved and capacity will be increased as a result.
The first phase of the project (Section HAT) was successfully completed and opened to traffic in May 2012. This phase included improvements to Wambold Road (S.R. 1058) from Sumneytown Pike to Allentown Road and the realignment of Sumneytown Pike (S.R. 63) north of the PA Turnpike Lansdale Interchange.The second phase of the project (Section HT2) will extend Wambold Road (S.R. 1058) on new alignment from its current terminus at Allentown Road to Township Line Road. The project will also improve Township Line Road from Cowpath Road to PA 309. This phase is in design and is projected to go to construction in 2021.