More than 100 people attended a meeting Monday night where Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials unveiled plans for its renovation of the Routes 51 and 88 intersection in Overbrook.
PennDOT officials said the $19 million project includes several changes, including the replacement of five bridges, construction of a new bridge, turning lane construction, signal upgrades and lighting.
An estimated 42,000 cars use Route 51 on average per day, and PennDOT said the changes will make everyone’s commute easier.
“We will be improving all the lane designations and an entirely new traffic signal system so it will be much easier to navigate the intersection,” PennDOT spokesman Dan Cessna said.
Four lanes of traffic on Route 51 will be maintained during peak travel times during the project -- which is expected to be finished by the end of 2015.