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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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Lancaster County Homeowners May Pay Octorara Area School District $312 More in 2018-19 School Year

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Presented By: Jeffery Curtis at the work session

As of May total revenues were $53,393,594

Spending was $54,954,887

Resulting in a $1.56M deficit

Potential tax increases may result in Chester County where median homestead property homeowners in the Octorara Area School District may pay an additional $56 per year, and $312  in Lancaster County. “That’s just a guess” Curtis states.

For more, tune in to the meeting here:

 

FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT

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THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 AM EDT FOR NORTHERN
NEW CASTLE...NORTHEASTERN CECIL...NORTHERN SALEM...WEST CENTRAL
CAMDEN...GLOUCESTER...CHESTER...SOUTHWESTERN PHILADELPHIA AND
DELAWARE COUNTIES...

At 249 AM EDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain that will cause
minor flooding in the advisory area. Moderate to locally heavy rain
with rainfall rates of up to one inch per hour is moving through the
advised area. This has a history of producing flash flooding, but
the rain is not as intense as it was earlier. Motorists should
exercise caution on area roads and watch for road closures.

Some locations that could experience flooding include...
Philadelphia, Wilmington, Newark, West Chester, Gloucester City,
Calvert, Chester, Deptford, West Deptford, Glassboro, Lindenwold,
Pennsville, Coatesville, Bellmawr, Yeadon, Westtown, Woodbury,
Pitman, Clayton and Carneys Point.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around...don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as
well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding
of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.

Chester County, PA > FLASH FLOOD WATCH 6:PM ON 6/10/2018 THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

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BROADCAST SOURCE: WLRI-LP 92.9 MHz Gap, Pennsylvania
FCC FACILITY ID 135143

FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING
THROUGH MONDAY MORNING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Delaware, northeast Maryland, southern New Jersey,
  and southeast Pennsylvania, including the following areas, in
  Delaware, Delaware Beaches, Inland Sussex, Kent, and New
  Castle. In northeast Maryland, Caroline, Cecil, Kent MD, Queen
  Annes, and Talbot. In southern New Jersey, Atlantic, Atlantic
  Coastal Cape May, Camden, Cape May, Coastal Atlantic, Coastal
  Ocean, Cumberland, Gloucester, Northwestern Burlington, Ocean,
  Salem, and Southeastern Burlington. In southeast Pennsylvania,
  Delaware, Eastern Chester, Eastern Montgomery, Philadelphia,
  Western Chester, and Western Montgomery.

* From 6 PM EDT this evening through Monday morning.

* Light to moderate rainfall will develop across the area this
  afternoon. The rainfall is expected to become heavier later this
  evening into the overnight hours. A total of 1 to 2 inches of
  rain are expected across portions of the area. Some
  thunderstorms may also occur and could be slow moving which
  could lead to locally higher amounts.

* Excessive rainfall within a short period of time can lead to
  rapidly rising waters and flash flooding, particularly in
  urban areas and along small creeks and streams.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that there is the potential for flash
flooding which can be life-threatening. Heavy rain is expected to
occur over a short period of time. Rapidly rising flood waters
may quickly inundate roadways and areas of poor drainage. Streams
and creeks could leave their banks, flooding nearby properties.

Please monitor the forecast, especially if you live in a location
that is prone to flooding. Be prepared to take action if a flash
flood warning is issued for your area.