Township Prepares to Close Pruss Hill Rd. Aug. 22
LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Drivers will be unable to use a portion of Pruss Hill Road in Lower Pottsgrove beginning Aug. 22 (2022; Monday), because the township will close it to replace its structurally failing bridge, according to recently erected signs.
The good news is the aging bridge, use of which for several years has been limited to a single lane and vehicles of fewer than 5 tons in weight, during the next few months will be fully removed and replaced with a new span.
That’s also the bad news for dozens of drivers who regularly use Pruss Hill Road as part of an east-west commuter connection between the Sanatoga exit of U.S. Route 422 and locations like Gilbertsville, New Hanover, and Boyertown. They must find alternate routes.
Workers were at the bridge during June to drill test borings there. They helped to determine to what depth in-ground footings were needed to safely build the replacement, township Director of Utilities John Fogel said. They will ensure the new bridge footings will be set on solid rock.
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