The eleven-mile stretch between Mid-County and the Lansdale interchange carries more than 65,000 cars a day.
Montgomery County House Republican Kate Harper says her legislation would add SEPTA workers to the list of public employees already prohibited from walking off the job.
The Pennsylvania state legislature’s approval of major new funding for roads, bridges, and mass transit was one of the major stories of 2013.
Funding for Temple, Lincoln, Pitt and Penn State is in limbo for the moment because legislative Democrats, attempting to gain leverage in the budget process, are blocking approval.
In the next few days, construction is set to begin on a major reconstruction and widening project on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike through Montgomery County.