Groundbreaking Ceremony for Fort Washington Zip Ramp Marks Start of $2.6-Million Project

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State and township officials break ground for the Fort Washington zip ramp. Photo courtesy of Linda Finarelli, Digital First Media.

State and township officials recently took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for a zip ramp from the Fort Washington exit of the Turnpike into Fort Washington Office Park, writes Linda Finarelli for Montgomery Media.

The ceremony marked the approval of the $2.037-million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development for the $2.6-million project, which will run from the Turnpike exit toll booths between TruMark Financial and Best Western Hotel to Commerce Drive.

The design includes sharing the ramp with Northbound 309, with the zip ramp breaking off into the office park, according to project manager Jack Smyth of Boles-Smyth Associates. He added that construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2018 and should take about 18 months.

Upper Dublin Board of Commissioners President Ira Tackel said the township has been trying to revitalize the office park for more than a decade.

“Much more needs to be accomplished,” he said, adding that the zip ramp will reduce driving time for both motorists and deliveries accessing the office park.

Read more about the project from Montgomery Media by clicking here.

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