$19M Lafayette St. Extension Opens In Norristown - Patch
NORRISTOWN, PA — A vital stretch of Lafayette Street was reopened in Norristown on Friday, marking the completion of the third phase of the Lafayette Street Extension Project.
The massive $19 million effort is considered by county officials to be the largest infrastructure project in Pennsylvania.
The ceremony Friday morning means that Lafayette Street is now open between Ford Street and Conshohocken Road.
Officials are hopeful the project will spur economic development in Norristown and Plymouth Township while connecting downtown Norristown, county government, and the Transportation Center to I-476. It's also aimed at improving local trail and pedestrian connections.
"Who's excited to drive on the fresh road and get to and from Wawa and 476 in half the time?!" county commissioners wrote in a release celebrating the opening.