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Re-Paving Starts Thursday At Pottsgrove High

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – The long-promised, and long-delayed, re-paving of access roads around and parking lots for Pottsgrove High School and the adjacent school district offices is expected to get under way Thursday (July 13, 2017), according to an e-mail distributed from the superintendent. The work should take about a week to complete.

Contractors will start with the parking area at the high school main entrance, on the northwest side of Kauffman Road. As a result, visitors must enter at the high school performing arts and gymnasium doors, and check in at the high school office, before gaining access to either the school or district offices. Parking is available in the south lot outside the gym.

District offices during the summer are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The district Board of School Directors initially planned to do the re-paving as part of the now-nearly-completed three-year high school renovation project. It was postponed because the district determined it could find more competitive pricing elsewhere, and also decided newly laid asphalt could be torn up by construction equipment still operating on site at the time.

Then, as recently as last month, district operations and maintenance personnel examined lots and drives in several areas and reported they had been so eroded by earlier rain and ice conditions that added “heavy excavation” was needed to removed damaged subsurface material to ensure longevity and stability.

Additionally, the remaining work will include replacement of two speed humps, and the addition of two more, to lower vehicle speeds around the campus and on School Lane.

All of the re-paving work should be finished before the high school reopens in late August, directors were told during their June 27 meeting.

Related (to the Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ June 27 meeting):

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