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Bleim Road Closure, Detour Start Next Week

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – During the last couple of weeks, traffic stops and other inconveniences have been only an occasional problem for drivers using Bleim Road in Lower Pottsgrove where, near the corner of North Pleasant View Road, the Spring Valley Farms housing community is in its first phase of construction.

That’s about to change and, from some motorists’ perspectives, not for the better.

Bleim Road will close daily for as much as 6 hours on weekdays, and 12 hours on Saturday, beginning next Wednesday (Oct. 25, 2017) and continuing through the end of November, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Contractors for the development will lay pipe and utilities  along Bleim between New Hanover Square Road and North Pleasant View.

The closure will be in place Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. As a result, vehicles will be detoured over North Charlotte Street, Keim Street, Buchert Road and North Pleasant View.

Township engineer Bursich Associates, in its Oct. 2 report to the Board of Commissioners, noted that contractors “were hitting a lot of rock” in laying water and sewer lines across the vacant property. They had 4,100 feet of lines to bury, and at the time were making progress on only “6 to 10 feet a day,” the report stated.

With the Bleim Road closure at hand, PennDOT suggested drivers allow extra time when traveling near the work area. Slowdowns may occur on neighboring or intersecting roads, and on the detour route. The contractor’s work depends on the weather, it said.

Related to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Oct. 2 meeting):

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