PA Turnpike Interchange Study

As part of Montgomery County's 2015 Turnpike Corridor Reinvestment Project, the county identified a need for seven new or modified PA Turnpike (I-276) interchanges. DVRPC is conducting traffic studies for three of the proposed new interchanges: at Henderson Road in Upper Merion Township, and at Welsh Road and Virginia Drive in Upper Dublin Township. The construction of new interchanges at these locations would increase PA Turnpike access for many communities, supporting the revitalization of business parks in these two areas. The proposed new interchanges would undoubtedly affect local traffic.

The goal of this three-year study by DVRPC is to understand these traffic impacts by analyzing existing and future traffic patterns in the AM and PM peak hours. DVRPC's study will include recommendations for projects across the local roadway network that may improve current conditions and better accommodate the proposed interchanges.


Welsh Road and Virginia Drive Interchanges

Open House Recording

On 7/8 and 7/9, DVRPC and Montgomery County Planning Commission hosted two online open houses to discuss the study's findings for the Welsh Road and Virginia Drive study area.

View the Recorded Presentation
Originally recorded on July 9, 2020 at 7 PM.

View the Presentation Slides [7.9 MB pdf]

View the Recorded Q&A session to the 7/8 meeting
Originally recorded on July 8, 2020 at 2 PM.

Questions and comments can be sent to kmcelduff@dvrpc.org.


Project Updates

Welsh Road Interchange logo

BET Investments has hosted four steering committee meetings for the Welsh Road/Virginia Drive study area: in June 2018, September 2018, and July 2019.

In September 2018, a public open house was held at the Fort Washington Fire Company to share progress and answer questions about the project. Review the information shared at the open house [10.4 MB pdf].

The September public meeting presented information related to the proposed new interchange at Welsh Road and the surrounding area. Based on feedback from stakeholders and the public, this study area was expanded in spring 2019 to include proposed interchange improvements at Virginia Drive.

Welsh Road interchange map
Click to view Welsh Road / Virginia Drive Study Area map

Henderson Road Interchange

Open House Recording

On 5/21, DVRPC and Montgomery County Planning Commission hosted two online open houses to discuss the study's findings for the Henderson Road area.

View the Recorded Presentation
Originally recorded on May 21, 2020, during the 2 PM session.

View the Presentation Slides [2.1 MB pdf]

Questions and comments can be sent to kmcelduff@dvrpc.org.


Project Updates

Henderson Road Interchange logo

Upper Merion Township has hosted four steering committee meetings for the Henderson Road Interchange study area: in June 2018, September 2018, and July 2019.

In September 2018, a public open house at the Upper Merion Township building was held to share progress and answer questions about the project. Review the information shared at the open house here [13 MB pdf].

Henderson Road network map
Click to view Henderson Road Study Area map