Shelly Road Roundabout
As part of a regional study, PennDOT selected the intersection of Old Skippack Pike, Schwenksville Road and Shelly Road to install a federally-funded roundabout in order to reduce the rates of angle and head-on crashes. Thanks to the new intersection design with fewer conflict points and no crossing conflicts, the roundabout at this intersection is estimated to reduce crashes by about 80%!
For more information on roundabouts and a video from the Federal Highway Administration, see this website.
Barndt Road Traffic Signal
A new traffic signal has been installed at the intersection of S.R. 0063 (Sumneytown Pike) and S.R. 1056 (Barndt Road), including new traffic signal structures (mast arms), LED signal heads, and vehicular video and radar detection to facilitate the actuated operation, and a widening of S.R. 0063 (Sumneytown Pike) to provide wide shoulders at the intersection.
Park to Perkiomen Trail Connector
This new 1.3 mile trail will be a paved connector between Upper Salford Park and the Perkiomen Trail. It will run along the edge of a working farm, traverse beautiful preserved woodlands, cross a creek that is a tributary to the Perkiomen, and navigate along the bottom of scenic Spring Mountain.
Grants received for conserving 42 acres of woodlands
- MontCo 2040, 2016: $95,375
- DCNR C2P2, 2016: $95,375
Grants received for trail easements, trail design and construction
- PECO, 2016 & 2018: $17,500
- MontCo 2040, 2017: $45,000
- DCED/CFA, 2016: $217,600
- DVRPC, 2019: $175,000
- DCNR, 2020: $308,200
Total grant funding received so far: $954,050
UPDATE as of 1/4/2021: The Park to Perkiomen Trail Project, Phase 1, has been awarded to G & B Construction Group Inc., from Willow Grove, PA. They are the lowest, responsible bidder. Total awarded bid amount = $553,883.00. Anticipated start date is May 1, 2021.
Township Purchase of Wolford Road Lot
Upper Salford Township is pleased to have been able to purchase the 13.35-acre Wolford Road Lot property from the Philadelphia Folksong Society in March 2020 with the help of grant funds from the Montgomery County Open Space Program. Under Township ownership, the parcel will be protected from development and the existing walking path will continue to be a part of the Upper Salford Park trail system. Farming on the parcel will continue and parking will be allowed during the Folk Festival each year. As you can see on the map, the trails on this property and the adjacent Upper Salford Park will eventually connect to Spring Mountain and beyond to the Perkiomen Trail. This property fills in an important puzzle piece for connecting all of our beautiful trails and open space together.
Montgomery County Open Space Funds: $120,000
Upper Salford Township: $120,000
Purchase Price: $240,000