By Mark Abrams

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) – The next phase of a road project that will affect motorists who use a stretch of Route 23 in West Conshohocken in Montgomery County is set to get underway Monday.

PennDOT’s Gene Blaum says motorists who use Route 23 through West Conshohocken are familiar with the detours that have taken them away from Balligomingo Road for the past several months.

Now, Blaum says, crews are about to close the intersection of Route 23 and Balligomingo Road so that they can begin the reconstruction of that area into a ‘T-intersection.’ Blaum says it’s going to be a big change for drivers.

“Right now, 23 westbound could go up Balligomingo, but eastbound traffic could not make that hard right to get up to the Balligomingo Road. Once the new intersection’s open, Route 23 eastbound or westbound traffic will have access to Balligomingo Road,” explains Blaum.

Route 23’s access between Matsonford Road and Swedeland Road is set to re-open at the end of the month with crews now nearing completion of the move of utility lines and resurfacing the road.

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