In West Pottsgrove, Gas Main Work and Bridge Cleaning

WEST POTTSGROVE PA – Township residents can expect to have some travel routines interrupted beginning Monday (Aug. 16, 2021), as work crews for PECO Energy installs a new natural gas main and the township scrubs a bridge.

Gas main

PECO is scheduled to start Monday to replace a natural gas main on West High Street between Center and Glasgow streets. Crews plan to work Mondays through Fridays through Sept. 17 (Friday), daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The replacement pipe “is more durable, enhances safety and improves service reliability,” the utility said in a notice to affected customers. It’s available for download here.

Project work could take a full five weeks, it added, and some of the effort “may occur in roadways, as well as on sidewalks and potentially on (private) property.” At some point, affected customers also may find their natural gas service “temporarily shut off” for a short period of between 4 and 8 hours while PECO installs the new service line to their homes, it warned.

The utility also pledged any areas impacted on private property will be repaired, streets will be repaved, and all areas will be restored to their original condition once the job is completed. The work will be performed by Danella Construction; property owners with questions should contact Bill Sorenson of Danella Construction by e-mail at bsorenson@danella.com or by phone at 484-401-0669.

Bridge cleaning

To prepare the South Grosstown Road bridge for dedication at month’s end to former township Manager Roger Villano, the road itself is scheduled to be closed Tuesday (Aug. 17, 2021) between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., current Manager Scott Hutt reported on the township’s Facebook page.

Workers will use the 12-hour interval to “clean and prep” the bridge for the dedication ceremony.

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