—The first potential step was taken today by Rep. Donna Scheuren (R-Montgomery) to kickstart the long-delayed Bergey’s Mill bridge replacement project in Lower Salford Township.
Rep. Scheuren offered an amendment July 6, which passed the House unanimously, to convey a right-of-way and easement to Montgomery County for the Bergey’s Mill Road bridge replacement project and in return, Montgomery County would construct approximately 755 linear feet of hiking trail and scenic viewing area within Bergey’s Mill Park according to a park Master Trail Plan.
The amendment was adopted to Senate Bill 829
, which in its current form includes several land-related transactions. The final version of the bill passed the House by an overwhelming 202-1 and was returned to the Senate for a concurrence vote.
“This project has been on hold for 12 years,” Scheuren said. “But this vote will finally move this project forward as the Montgomery County Planning Commission has made this conveyance a key component to bring the Bergey’s Mill Road bridge replacement project to fruition."