SANATOGA PA – A meeting is scheduled Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2017) between officials from Lower Pottsgrove and the Pottsgrove School District to discuss selected bus routes and student pick-ups during coming weeks, when a portion of Bleim Road will be closed to traffic due to construction of the Spring Valley Farms housing community. That work may also affect residents of and students on nearby Deer Ridge Drive.
Township Manager Ed Wagner said he will be among participants to discuss bus and student safety as the work to install pipe and utilities Lower Pottsgrove traffic begins the following day (Wednesday, Oct. 25), on Bleim Road between North Pleasant View and New Hanover Square roads. Services are being installed along that stretch to accommodate the development project on Bleim.
Bleim apparently won’t be the only road to endure traffic problems.
Connections from utilities at the south side of Spring Valley’s construction must be made on the north side of the Deer Ridge loop, Wagner said. That has the potential of disrupting vehicular movement there for a period of time as well, he added. It’s not yet publicly known to what extent, or for how long, construction on Deer Ridge will be required but it too is expected to be a topic Tuesday.
As already has been announced for Bleim by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, construction there will proceed at regular intervals. The road will be closed Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Detour routing for all traffic will be effective on those days and times.
Proposed work on Deer Ridge would also adhere to a schedule soon to be announced, Wagner noted, and he hinted it too may require closing a portion of the road. Students currently picked up or dropped off by buses traveling the loop would need alternative stops, he suggested.
The public will be notified as soon as specific details are set, Wagner reported.
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