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State Re-Schedules High Friction Coating Work

SANATOGA PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has re-scheduled a second application of a high-friction road surface treatment its contractor laid down more than two months ago on North Pleasant View Road.

To do the work, PennDOT earlier said it intended to place lane restrictions on a portion of North Pleasant View between Foxtail Drive and Sanatoga Road from July 24-29. Those dates have been moved to next Monday through Saturday (July 31-Aug. 5), it now reports.

Contractor J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen PA, is returning to further apply a coating to the roadway that increases “friction and grip on pavements in wet and dry conditions.” On the new dates, the lane closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the weekdays, and between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on the Saturday.

The initial application occurred during May. The curve in that portion of the state-owned highway is a notorious spot for traffic accidents, generally caused by vehicles traveling downhill (south) on North Pleasant View from Sanatoga. Many have missed the curve and skidded off into an adjacent ditch and pasture.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area. All scheduled activities depend on the weather.

North Pleasant View is one of 25 state highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties receiving the treatment, at a combined cost of $4.8 million.

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