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CALN TOWNSHIP SET FOR $525,000 WATER MAIN UPGRADE

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COATESVILLE, PA  – Pennsylvania American Water today announced the start of construction to install new water main in Caln Township to improve service reliability and prevent water outages. The project cost is approximately $525,000 and will replace outdated pipe dating back to the 1940s.

Starting this week, the company will install nearly 3,500 feet of new eight-inch ductile iron along Reed Street between 17th Avenue and 13th Avenue, and along 13th Avenue between Reed Street and West Chester Road. Crews expect to complete the water main installation, testing and disinfection, and connecting customers’ service lines to the new main by early December, weather permitting. Final street paving restoration is scheduled for next spring.

Crews will work weekdays between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Traffic restrictions will be in place during construction, and motorists are urged to give themselves extra time and exercise caution when traveling through the work zone. During construction, customers might experience temporary water service interruptions, discolored water and/or lower than normal water pressure.

PARKESBURG BOROUGH WITHOUT WATER; MAIN STREET WATER MAIN BURST

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Pennsylvania American Water has confirmed to WLRI that a water main break along 100 block of First Avenue. No estimated restoration time was available at 9:22 AM ET. According to our neighbors, the incident took place around 7:30 AM (+/-) this morning, to be confirmed. There is no known reason for the water main break at this time. Stay with Gap Lancaster Coatesville Quarryville for the latest developments throughout the incident, as we plan to follow-up with out sources until service is restored.
-Water service has been restored to all affected customers from the 1st St main break. We appreciate everyone’s patience while crews made these difficult repairs on 24-inch pipe. Parkesburg Office of Emergency Management
7:16 AM (8/6)
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-Incident Summary:
2000 – American Water ran into challenges in the repair of the water line. ETR is now 2200. Normal pressure was established today for all but 19 customers. Repair for the main line is still in progress.
9:11 PM
– Crews have isolated the water main break along 1st Street that occurred this morning and disrupted local water service. Water pressure will start to return to normal for most customers, but it will take several hours to refill the system. You might also experience discolored water due to the increased flows from the break. If you experience discolored water, run your cold water taps a few minutes until the water runs clear. We expect repairs will take until 9 pm to restore service for about 20 customers near the main break location. To ease the inconvenience, water tanker is located in parking lot behind Borough Hall. Please bring your own containers. Thanks again for your patience. Parkesburg Office of Emergency Management
1:12 PM
-PA American Water has provided a water tanker at the Borough Hall/Police Station. Bring your own containers.
11:40 AM
-Residents on the North side of the Borough should have water just low pressure.
10:13 AM
-PA American Water will have a water tanker available after 10 a.m. at the ACME parking lot. Please bring your own containers to fill.
-Officials in Parkesburg Borough are reporting that municipal water services are out of service. The company responsible to provide water to Parkesburg, American Water, is attempting to locate a break in the water main. Fire officials are being advised.
 
-Due to the water main break affecting the residents of Parkesburg Borough, a source of drinking water has been made available at the Parkesburg Borough Police Department, 315 W First Avenue.

PA Council on the Arts and PA Turnpike Commission Unveil Student-Created Artwork at King of Prussia Turnpike Service Plaza

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King of Prussia, PA – Today, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) unveiled a new artwork, designed and created by students at Radnor High School. This is the fourth art piece created through Art Sparks, a partnership between the PCA’s Arts in education residency program and the PTC. Art Sparks was created to bring student-created artwork to service plazas across the PTC’s 550-mile system.

Coordinated through the PCA’s regional Arts in Education partner, the Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, students worked with teaching artist, Baily Cypress, and art teachers, Erik Barrett and Tracey Dean, to design and create the artwork. The finished mixed media mosaic, titled “the Gateway to the Main Line,” features 17 individual mosaics. Each mosaic depicts a landmark selected by the students based on its community, historic or aesthetic merit.

“Art Sparks presents students with the rare opportunity to create permanent artwork for public display,” said Karl Blischke, PCA executive director. “Not only did this experience help you grow as artists, but you’ve commendably highlighted your community’s many assets and landmarks for Turnpike travelers. I applaud you all for bringing this impressive installation to life.”

The unveiling event, which took place at the King of Prussia Service Plaza, drew individuals from the community to help celebrate, including students, families and local and state officials. “It’s amazing how art brings people together,” commented PTC CEO Mark Compton, who shared remarks at the event. “This project proves how young people can use their imaginations, work together and create something beautiful that motivates others. This piece, which now has a home at the King of Prussia Service Plaza, shows the world what this region has to offer.”

Art Sparks is a partnership between the PTC and the PCA. The program pairs K-12 art students and teaching artists from the PCA’s Arts in Education roster with the goal to install a local, student-created artwork in every service plaza, system-wide, over the next five to eight years. Schools near each respective service plaza host 20-day teaching artist residencies led by a local PCA teaching artist. Students work with the artist and members of the community to create artwork that reflects the region. For more information on Art Sparks, visit http://www.paturnpike.com/artsparks or http://www.arts.pa.gov/Pages/Art-Sparks.aspx.

Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) Overnight Lane Restrictions Scheduled for Paving in Chester County

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King of Prussia, PA – Overnight lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) from the Delaware state line to the U.S. 1 Interchange in Avondale Borough and New Garden and London Grove townships, on Sunday, June 24, through Thursday, June 28, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, for paving operations as part of an improvement project to repair and resurface 26 miles of state highway in Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work zone because slowdowns may occur. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.

State highways completed under this resurfacing project include:

• Route 472 (Lewisville Road/Hickory Hill Road) between Route 841 (Chesterville Road) and Freese Road in Elk and East Nottingham townships;
• Street Road between the Octoraro Creek Bridge and Homeville Road in Upper Oxford Township;
• Valley Forge Road between Route 252 (Valley Forge Road) and the Montgomery County line in Tredyffrin Township;
• Worthington Road from Newcomen Road to the Uwchlan Township line in West Pikeland Township;
• Wagontown Road between Lyons Head Drive and Hatfield Road in West Caln and West Brandywine townships; and
• Route 340 (West Kings Highway) between Route 10 (Compass Road) and Business U.S. 30, in West Caln, West Brandywine, Caln and Valley townships.

Additional state highways scheduled for resurfacing under this contract include:

• Route 52 (Lenape Road) between Route 926 (Street Road) and Lenape Unionville Road, in Pennsbury, East Marlborough and Pocopson townships; and
• Main Street/Green Street/Swan Road/Upper Valley Road from Route 372 (Main Street) to the Atglen Borough line.

Under this improvement project, PennDOT is milling the existing roadway surface and repaving the state highways with new asphalt. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface.

Allan A. Myers, LP, of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $6,262,777 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan.

Work on the entire project is expected to be completed this summer.

Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) Overnight Lane Restrictions Scheduled for Milling in Chester County

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King of Prussia, PA – Overnight lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) from the ramps at the U.S. 1 Interchange to Route 10 (Limestone Road) in London Grove, Londonderry and West Fallowfield townships, on Sunday, June 24, through Thursday, June 28, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, for milling operations as part of an improvement project to repair and resurface 40 miles of state highway in Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because slowdowns may occur. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.

State highways completed under this resurfacing project include:

• Route 52 (Lenape Road) between Route 926 (Street Road) and Creek Road in Pennsbury, Pocopson and Birmingham townships;
• Route 82 (Doe Run Road) from east of Tapeworm Road to Strasburg Road in West Marlborough and East Fallowfield townships;
• Strasburg Road between Route 372 (Valley Road) and Route 82 (Doe Run Road) in Sadsbury and East Fallowfield townships; and
• Chadds Ford Road/Creek Road between the Delaware state line and the Delaware County line in Pennsbury Township.

Additional state highways scheduled for resurfacing under this contract include:

• Route 472 (Hickory Hill Road/Market Street/Lancaster Avenue/Lancaster Pike) between Freese Road and the Lancaster County line in East Nottingham and Lower Oxford townships and Oxford Borough;
• Saginaw Road between Route 472 (Hickory Hill Road) and Big Elk Creek in East Nottingham Township;
• Cypress Street/Baltimore Pike/State Street from west of Thompson Road to west of Mill Road in New Garden and Kennett townships;
• Route 352 (North Chester Road/Sproul Road) between Route 3 (West Chester Pike) and U.S. 30 (Lancaster Avenue) in Westtown, East Goshen and East Whiteland townships;
• Northbrook Road between Brandywine Drive and Route 842 (Unionville Wawaset Road) in West Bradford and Pocopson townships;
• 5th Avenue/Elm Street/Black Horse Road/Black Horse Hill Road between Business U.S. 30 (Lincoln Highway) and Caln Road in the City of Coatesville and Valley and Caln townships; and
• Faggs Manor Road between Route 926 (Street Road) and Route 41 (Gap Newport Pike) in Londonderry Township.

Under this improvement project, PennDOT is milling the existing roadway surface and repaving the state highways with new asphalt. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface.

Allan A. Myers, LP, of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $7,959,000 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan.

Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in October 2018.

Route 82 (Creek Road) Bridge Closed Indefinitely in Kennett Township, Chester County

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King of Prussia, PA – The bridge carrying Route 82 (Creek Road) over East Branch of Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township, Chester County, is closed indefinitely due to serious deterioration of the beams, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Route 82 (Creek Road) will be closed near the intersection of Old Kennett Road until PennDOT bridge engineers can examine the damage and develop a plan to rehabilitate the structure.

During the closure, Route 82 (Creek Road) motorists are advised to follow the detour of Old Kennett Road, Bayard Road and Hillendale Road.  Local access will be maintained up to the bridge closure.

The two-span steel I-beam bridge was originally built in 1938 and reconstructed in 1974. Prior to its closure, the structure had been posted with a weight limit of 17 tons and a combination weight limit of 23 tons.

The bridge, which is categorized as structurally deficient, is 50 feet long, 24 feet wide and carries an average of 3,482 vehicles a day.

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I-95, U.S. 422 and U.S. 202 Among Several Highways to be Restricted This Week for Tree Trimming Operations in the Philadelphia Region

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King of Prussia, PA – Travel restrictions are scheduled on several state highways next week, including Interstate 95, U.S. 422 and U.S. 202, for tree trimming operations in the Philadelphia region, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

The work schedule is:

• Monday, June 25, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Bustard Road at Route 73 (Skippack Pike) in Worcester Township, Montgomery County;
• Monday, June 25, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Fayette Street at Elm Street in Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County;
• Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Hill Road from Route 29 (Gravel Pike) to east of Swinging Bridge Road in Upper Frederick Township, Montgomery County;
• Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route 252 (Darby Paoli Road) between the U.S. 202 off-ramp and Valley Forge Road in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County;
• Tuesday, June 26, from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions are scheduled on Warfield Street from just west of Wharton Street to just east of Moore Street in Philadelphia;
• Tuesday, June 26, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, a right lane closure is scheduled on southbound I-95 between the Allegheny Avenue and Girard Avenue interchanges in Philadelphia;
• Tuesday, June 26, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on U.S. 202 (Dekalb Pike) between Haines Road and Township Line Road in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County;
• Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on eastbound U.S. 422 between the Route 29 (Phoenixville/Collegeville) and Route 363 (Trooper Road) interchanges in Upper Providence and Lower Providence townships, Montgomery County;
• Thursday, June 28, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Philmont Avenue between Byberry Road and Hillside Road in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County;
• Thursday, June 28, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route 23 (Crawford Avenue) at Barr Harbor Drive in Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County; and
• Friday, June 29, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Cowpath Road between County Line Road and Morwood Road in Franconia Township, Montgomery County.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because slowdowns will occur during these tree removal operations. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

U.S. 30 and Westtown Road Lane Restrictions Scheduled This Week for Maintenance Operations in Chester County

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King of Prussia, PA – Lane restrictions are scheduled on U.S. 30 and Westtown Road next week for maintenance operations in Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

The work schedule is:

• Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 28, from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM, intermittent lane closures are scheduled on U.S 30 between Route 10 (Limestone Road) and Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) in Sadsbury, Valley, Caln, West Caln and West Whiteland townships, for sweeping operations; and
• Monday, June 25, through Friday, July 6, from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Westtown Road between Five Points Road and Route 926 (Street Road) in West Goshen and Westtown townships, for base repair.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Media Road to Close Saturday for Pipe Replacement in East Nottingham Township, Chester County

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King of Prussia, PA – Media Road is scheduled to close between Pugh Road and Fisher Road in East Nottingham Township, Chester County, on Saturday, June 30, from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM for pipe replacement, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
During the closure, motorists are advised to follow the detour of 5th Street and Route 472 (Hickory Hill Road/Market Street). Local access will be maintained up to the work zone. The operation is weather dependent.
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