WEEKLY E-BLAST (April 2): Keeping you updated during COVID-19

(Apr 02, 2020)

While the current volume of news and discourse surrounding COVID-19 may be overwhelming, I hope my continued correspondence can serve as a reference for resources that can help you stay informed and up to date with the ever-changing situation. Read more

 

Ciresi and Hanbidge sponsor bill to extend deadlines for property taxes due to COVID-19

(Apr 02, 2020)

HARRISBURG, APRIL 2 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi and Rep. Liz Hanbidge, both D-Montgomery, today announced that they will introduce a bill that would require counties, municipalities, and school districts to give their taxpayers an additional 60 days to pay their property taxes. “During these uncertain times, it’s best to put our taxpayers at ease in any way we can," Ciresi said. "This ensures that they are protected and given additional leeway to pay their property taxes before penalties can be imposed. They have enough to worry about already. Let’s not add an unnecessary burden to our working families.” “The legislature is working hard to craft proposals to help Pennsylvanians navigate the issues caused by COVID-19 and help them stay safe, healthy, and solvent,” Hanbidge said. “ Given the level of financial uncertainty facing many Pennsylvanians during this pandemic, we hope to alleviate some of the financial stress on them by offering temporary property tax relief." This bill would also temporarily waive the statutory requirement that tax collectors must hold office hours during the last two weeks of the discount period, as enforcing such laws would be putting others’ health and safety at risk. Both the federal and state personal income tax deadlines have been moved back to July 15. The lawmakers said similar taxes should follow along with Read more

 

Fill out the 2020 census!

(Mar 30, 2020)

Our population count determines our voice in government and how much federal funding we’ll receive for education, health care, transportation and more. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 27): COVID-19 cases rise; resources and services available to help

(Mar 27, 2020)

Each day, we continue our collective work to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. As I did last week, I again wanted to round up some recent news and information I hope you will find useful. Our office remains closed to foot traffic, but we are still here to help you as best we can. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 20): Latest links and resources related to COVID-19

(Mar 20, 2020)

As we work together to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, I wanted to round up some of the news and information from today I hope you will find useful. And, while our office is closed to foot traffic, we are still here to help you as best we can. Contact my office by phone at (610) 277-3230 or by email at RepHanbidge@pahouse.net. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 13): Census is coming, and the latest on COVID-19

(Mar 13, 2020)

A lot to unpack in regards to COVID-19, plus notes on school safety grants, internship opportunities, and upcoming events. Read more

 

COVID-19 update: District office closure

(Mar 12, 2020)

After closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 within our county and following the request of the Dept. of Health and the Governor, I have decided to close our district office to visitors effective immediately to protect my staff and the constituents we serve. We are also postponing all upcoming in-person events. Read more

 

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - March 13

(Mar 12, 2020)

As always, you can find PennDOT’s latest updates concerning local road work and lane closures across the district. Read more

 

WEEKLY E-BLAST (March 6): Governor’s Veto of S.B. 906

(Mar 06, 2020)

Also features sections on the Milk Bank Law, COVID-19, Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement, Read Across America, Women's History Month and more. Read more

 

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - March 6

(Mar 06, 2020)

As always, you can find PennDOT’s latest updates concerning local road work and lane closures across the district. Read more

 

Hanbidge announces safety grants for North Penn, Montco Tech, Wissahickon

(Feb 27, 2020)

HARRISBURG, Feb. 27 – State Rep. Liz Hanbidge today lauded the approval of $240,000 in School Safety and Security grants for North Penn School District, Wissahickon School District and North Montco Technical Career Center. The School Safety and Security Committee established within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency approved $60 million in safety grants across the commonwealth. “These grants will greatly enhance our schools’ ability to protect students through improved security measures and the promotion of trauma-informed services,” said Hanbidge, D-Montgomery. “Only by providing the resources necessary to expand programs and increase the staff dedicated to student wellness can we ensure that our children are safest in their educational environments.” The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency receives hundreds of applications for the School Safety and Security Grant Program . The School Safety and Security Committee approved 524 grants Wednesday. Funds will be used for performing school safety assessments; purchasing security-related technology and equipment; supporting school safety-related and behavioral-health trainings; preparing all-hazards plans; hiring school resource officers, school police officers, school counselors, social workers and school psychologists; and providing for trauma-informed approaches to education. Read more

 

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - February 21

(Feb 27, 2020)

I-95 SB RIGHT LANE CLOSURE between Exit 15 and Exit 12 from February 26 – February 29 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to bridge inspection. Balligomingo Road; West Conshohocken Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Route 23 (Front Street) and Portland Road from June 27 - May 2020, due to slope stabilization. 24-HOUR DETOUR. DETOUR POSTED. Hanover Square Road Bridge; New Hanover Township BRIDGE CLOSURE following inspection from September 6 - Indefinitely. DETOUR POSTED. Orange Street, Media Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Tookany Creek Parkway and Newtown Avenue from January 7 – November 15, due to bridge reconstruction. DETOUR POSTED. Route 152 (Limekiln Pike), Abington & Upper Dublin Road Closure between Jenkintown Road and Mt. Carmel Avenue from February 4 – March 30 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to water main replacement. NB U.S. 202 South (Markley Street), Norristown CLOSED & DETOURED between Elm Street & Main Street from January 27 – February 1 2022, due to reconstruction. West Elm Street, Conshohocken Borough LANE CLOSURE between Fayette Street and Oak Street from January 31 – July 1 from 7 AM – 5 PM, due to parking garage erection. Route 63 (Main Street), Lansdale Borough ONE LANE RESTRICTION between N.Line Street and N. Chestnut Street from February 3 – March 3 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to road work. Route 63 (Main Street), Lansdale Borough LANE CLOSURE between S. Broad Street Read more

 

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - February 21

(Feb 20, 2020)

Balligomingo Road; West Conshohocken Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Route 23 (Front Street) and Portland Road from June 27 - May 2020, due to slope stabilization. 24-HOUR DETOUR. DETOUR POSTED. Hanover Square Road Bridge; New Hanover Township BRIDGE CLOSURE following inspection from September 6 - Indefinitely. DETOUR POSTED. Orange Street, Media Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Tookany Creek Parkway and Newtown Avenue from January 7 – November 15, due to bridge reconstruction. DETOUR POSTED. Route 152 (Limekiln Pike), Abington & Upper Dublin Road Closure between Jenkintown Road and Mt. Carmel Avenue from February 4 – March 30 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to water main replacement. NB U.S. 202 South (Markley Street), Norristown CLOSED & DETOURED between Elm Street & Main Street from January 27 – February 1 2022, due to reconstruction. West Elm Street, Conshohocken Borough LANE CLOSURE between Fayette Street and Oak Street from January 31 – July 1 from 7 AM – 5 PM, due to parking garage erection. Route 63 (Main Street), Lansdale Borough ONE LANE RESTRICTION between N.Line Street and N. Chestnut Street from February 3 – March 3 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to road work. Route 63 (Main Street), Lansdale Borough LANE CLOSURE between S. Broad Street and S. Chestnut Street from February 11 – April 11 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to road work. Burnside Avenue, West Norriton Township ONE Read more

 

February 2020 Newsletter

(Feb 18, 2020)

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Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - February 14

(Feb 11, 2020)

Balligomingo Road; West Conshohocken Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Route 23 (Front Street) and Portland Road from June 27 - May 2020, due to slope stabilization. 24-HOUR DETOUR. DETOUR POSTED. Hanover Square Road Bridge; New Hanover Township BRIDGE CLOSURE following inspection from September 6 - Indefinitely. DETOUR POSTED. Orange Street, Media Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Tookany Creek Parkway and Newtown Avenue from January 7 – November 15, due to bridge reconstruction. DETOUR POSTED. Broad Street, Lansdale Borough ONE LANE RESTRICTION between W. Sixth Street and W. Seventh Street from January 21 – February 21 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to road work. Lafayette Street; Norristown Borough SINGLE LANE CLOSURES from Barbadoes to Dekalb Pike from January 27 – February 8 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to waterline installation. NB U.S. 202 South (Markley Street), Norristown CLOSED & DETOURED between Elm Street & Main Street from January 27 – February 1 2022, due to reconstruction. West Elm Street, Conshohocken Borough LANE CLOSURE between Fayette Street and Oak Street from January 31 – July 1 from 7 AM – 5 PM, due to parking garage erection. Route 63 (Main Street), Lansdale Borough ONE LANE RESTRICTION between N.Line Street and N. Chestnut Street from February 3 – March 3 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to road work. Route 73 (Cottman Avenue), Cheltenham Township LANE CLOSURE between Read more

 

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - February 7

(Feb 05, 2020)

Balligomingo Road; West Conshohocken Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Route 23 (Front Street) and Portland Road from June 27 - May 2020, due to slope stabilization. 24-HOUR DETOUR. DETOUR POSTED. Hanover Square Road Bridge; New Hanover Township BRIDGE CLOSURE following inspection from September 6 - Indefinitely. DETOUR POSTED. Orange Street, Media Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Tookany Creek Parkway and Newtown Avenue from January 7 – November 15, due to bridge reconstruction. DETOUR POSTED. Allentown Road, Franconia Township LANE CLOSURE between Harvest Road and Indian Creek Road from January 20 – February 14 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to installation of new sewer facility. Broad Street, Lansdale Borough ONE LANE RESTRICTION between W. Sixth Street and W. Seventh Street from January 21 – February 21 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to road work. Lafayette Street; Norristown Borough SINGLE LANE CLOSURES from Barbadoes to Dekalb Pike from January 27 – February 8 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to waterline installation. NB U.S. 202 South (Markley Street), Norristown CLOSED & DETOURED between Elm Street & Main Street from January 27 – February 1 2022, due to reconstruction. Hollow Road, Lower Merion Township PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE at the intersection with Hagys Ford Road from January 29 – February 10 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to trenching. West Elm Street, Conshohocken Borough LANE CLOSURE Read more

 

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - January 31

(Jan 29, 2020)

U.S. 1 LEFT AND RIGHT LANES AND SHOULDER CLOSURE between Delaware County Line to Bucks County Line from January 26 – February 7 from 9 PM – 5 AM, due to guide rail repair. Balligomingo Road; West Conshohocken Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Route 23 (Front Street) and Portland Road from June 27 - May 2020, due to slope stabilization. 24-HOUR DETOUR. DETOUR POSTED. Hanover Square Road Bridge; New Hanover Township BRIDGE CLOSURE following inspection from September 6 - Indefinitely. DETOUR POSTED. Orange Street, Media Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Tookany Creek Parkway and Newtown Avenue from January 7 – November 15, due to bridge reconstruction. DETOUR POSTED. Allentown Road, Franconia Township LANE CLOSURE between Harvest Road and Indian Creek Road from January 20 – February 14 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to installation of new sewer facility. Broad Street, Lansdale Borough ONE LANE RESTRICTION between W. Sixth Street and W. Seventh Street from January 21 – February 21 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to road work. NB U.S. 202 South (Markley Street), Norristown CLOSED & DETOURED between Elm Street & Main Street from January 27 – February 1 24/7, due to reconstruction. Hollow Road, Lower Merion Township PARTIAL LANE CLOSURE at the intersection with Hagys Ford Road from January 29 – February 10 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to trenching. West Elm Street, Conshohocken Borough LANE CLOSURE Read more

 

Traffic Update

(Jan 24, 2020)

U.S. 1 (City Avenue) FLAGGING at intersection with Cardinal Avenue from January 20 – January 25 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to pole and cable repair. U.S. 1 LEFT AND RIGHT LANES AND SHOULDER CLOSURE between Delaware County Line to Bucks County Line from January 26 – February 7 from 9 PM – 5 AM, due to guide rail repair. Balligomingo Road; West Conshohocken Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Route 23 (Front Street) and Portland Road from June 27 - May 2020, due to slope stabilization. 24-HOUR DETOUR. DETOUR POSTED. Hanover Square Road Bridge; New Hanover Township BRIDGE CLOSURE following inspection from September 6 - Indefinitely. DETOUR POSTED. Orange Street, Media Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Tookany Creek Parkway and Newtown Avenue from January 7 – November 15, due to bridge reconstruction. DETOUR POSTED. Allentown Road, Franconia Township LANE CLOSURE between Harvest Road and Indian Creek Road from January 20 – February 14 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to installation of new sewer facility. Broad Street, Lansdale Borough ONE LANE RESTRICTION between W. Sixth Street and W. Seventh Street from January 21 – February 21 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to road work. Rahns Road, Perkiomen Township ONE LANE CLOSURE between Bridge Road and Betcher Road from January 27 – January 31 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to gas line installation. Read more

 

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - January 16

(Jan 16, 2020)

Old Skippack Road; Lower Salford Township PERMANENT SOUTHBOUND CLOSURE for 250 feet from Salfordville Road intersection. Drivers will be permanently directed around from April 24 - Indefinitely, due to Concrete Island Construction. Balligomingo Road; West Conshohocken Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Route 23 (Front Street) and Portland Road from June 27 - May 2020, due to slope stabilization. 24-HOUR DETOUR. DETOUR POSTED. County Line Road; Upper Merion Township CLOSED & DETOURED between Route 23 and Gulph Road from May 9 - December 29 from 7 AM Mondays - 5 PM Fridays, due to road work. DETOUR POSTED. Hanover Square Road Bridge; New Hanover Township BRIDGE CLOSURE following inspection from September 6 - Indefinitely. DETOUR POSTED. Sumneytown Pike, Upper Salford Township LANE CLOSURE between Thompson Road and Shelby Road from December 10 – February 15 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to utility work. Orange Street, Media Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Tookany Creek Parkway and Newtown Avenue from January 7 – November 15, due to bridge reconstruction. DETOUR POSTED. Read more

 

Latest Road Work and Closures in Montco Region - January 10

(Jan 09, 2020)

I-95 South ramp to Bridge Street FULL RAMP CLOSURE from May 7, 2019 – Indefinitely, due to Water Main Break. Detour Posted. Old Skippack Road; Lower Salford Township PERMANENT SOUTHBOUND CLOSURE for 250 feet from Salfordville Road intersection. Drivers will be permanently directed around from April 24 - Indefinitely, due to Concrete Island Construction. Lafayette Street; Norristown Borough SINGLE LANE CLOSURES between Barbadoes and Dekalb Pike from November 10 – January 11 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to waterline installation. Sumneytown Pike, Upper Salford Township LANE CLOSURE between Thompson Road and Shelby Road from December 10 – February 15 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to utility work. N. Trooper Road, West Norriton/ Lower Providence Townships FLAGGING AND LANE CLOSURE between W. Main Street and Mann Road from December 26 – January 17 from 9 AM – 3 PM due to gas main relocation. E. Broad Street, Souderton Borough ONE LANE CLOSURE between N School Lane and N. 5th Lane on January 13 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to utility gas work. W. Broad Street, Souderton Borough NE LANE CLOSURE between Wile Avenue and Franklin Avenue on January 13 from 9 AM – 3 PM, due to utility gas work. Balligomingo Road; West Conshohocken Borough CLOSED & DETOURED between Route 23 (Front Street) and Portland Road from June 27 - May 2020, due to slope Read more