Montgomery County officials recently said they are looking into ways to re-open the Fetters Mill Bridge with a temporary fix since the detour has been up for close to six months in Lower Moreland.
While the bridge opening would alleviate traffic build-up and headaches for motorists, the bigger picture is Montgomery County’s responsiveness to Lower Moreland Township.
“They recognize that the problems exist,” Lower Moreland Township President Robert Demartinis said. “The County Commissioners are responding and we're very pleased with that.”
With the continued detour in Huntingdon Valley, the Public Works Department is taking a look at the timing of the lights at Welsh Road and Huntingdon Pike to help with detoured traffic.
“My hope is that the bridge would re-open, which would negate the need to have the lights,” Demartinis said. “It's a critical crossing.”
Montco Commissioners Leslie Richards and Josh Shapiro have been responsive on two recent issues in Lower Moreland. The bridge is one, and the is the other.
Over the last couple of months, Lower Moreland officials have looked into ways to get the shared athletic fields approved in order to begin construction.
“They were helpful in accelerating a permit we needed to move forward with it in a timely fashion,” Demartinis said.“Commissioners have been responsive to us here in Lower Moreland.”