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Paving To Close Pruss Hill Road Friday

SANATOGA PA – The announcement is brief – only 23 glowing characters long – but it could have an impact Friday (Aug. 7, 2015) on commuters who cross the northern end of Lower Pottsgrove to reach the Sanatoga interchange of U.S. Route 422.

A portion of Pruss Hill Road, roughly two miles of which stretches between North Pleasant View to Rupert roads in the township on what has become a heavily traveled weekday connection from the northwest side of Pottstown to the interchange, is expected to be closed for several hours Friday for re-paving.

A solar-powered Montgomery County public safety signage trailer positioned east of the one-lane Pruss Hill Road bridge (above) publicly warned drivers of the impending closing. It was confirmed Sunday (Aug. 2) by Lower Pottsgrove Police Chief Michael Foltz.

Although the repeatedly flashing messages mention the proposed paving date but no times, both certainly will be weather-dependent, Foltz noted. Mother Nature likely will dictate when, if at all, the work can be done. Another factor may be the order and speed at which the crews work, because they also are tasked with fixing portions of Snell and Sanatoga roads.

Foltz indicated more information on the closing may be available later today (Monday, Aug. 3) from township Public Works Director John Fogel, or it may be discussed at tonight’s scheduled Board of Commissioners’ meeting. It begins at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd., and is free and open to the public.

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