NOW THE ROAD CAN BE MORE EASILY CLEARED – One recent problem with Rupert Road, Lower Pottsgrove Public Works Director Of Utilities John Fogel explains, was that its west side was so rutted and filled with potholes that winter plows couldn’t effectively clear away snow and ice. The plow blade “just kept bumping up,” he said, and the road condition was tough on vehicles too. That need was addressed in part with several lengthy strips of repair work, supervised by Fogel and completed (at top and below) Thursday (Sept. 29, 2017) by Reid Contractors Inc. The project cost about $23,000, he said, and was paid for with money the township received from the Pennsylvania Liquid Fuels Tax fund. Fogel calculated the expense almost to the penny, displaying sections of road to be repaired on a legal pad (bottom). Edges of the milled-and-replaced paving were to be sealed, Fogel noted, and the road is anticipated to receive a top coat of asphalt sometime next year. That’s also when work on replacing the Rupert Road is scheduled.
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