Reconstruction Ahead on Collegeville 1st Avenue

A section of 1st Avenue (in light orange on the map at top) will undergo major reconstruction later this month. Detours will be marked

COLLEGEVILLE PA – A portion of Route 29 – from the Perkiomen Bridge Hotel, at the intersection of Main Street and 1st Avenue, north to Transfleet Concrete at 101 1st Ave. – will be closed between Oct. 30 (2020; Friday) and Nov. 14 (Saturday) so contractors can complete renovations related to the realignment of the state-owned highway, the Collegeville Economic Development Corp. reported.

Improvements to the short stretch of highway coincide with the construction of a new Royal Farms convenience store (below) and fuel station near the intersection, and its accompanying changes to the roadway to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents an Main and 1st and 2nd avenues. “The road will be closed to ensure the safety of residents and businesses located there,” and the safety of those “who will be working below-grade within feet of traffic,” a CEDC blog post stated Friday (Oct. 23).

Reconstruction Ahead on Collegeville 1st Avenue
Construction of a new Royal Farms convenience store and fuel station on Main Street at 2nd Avenue began during July 2020

It said construction crews will install “a more solid base under the road. They also need to complete a water main extension, do storm water work, build a retaining wall, curbing, sidewalks and full depth paving.” There’s a rush to complete those projects before weather turns colder in mid-November, the blog added.

Detour routes are set and will be signed, CEDC said, but also advised “we recommend you use a GPS tool like Google Maps to find efficient ways to get around.”

Photo by The Post; map from Google Maps