PennDOT will limit travel from four to only two lanes on the South Hanover Street in Pottstown beginning Thursday, so its contractor can start work on $6 million of repairs there. Meanwhile, reconstruction of the downtown High Street bridge finished ahead of schedule.
The event is planned for the last day of the year, to raise funds that will offset a cancer victim's medical and family costs.
The project cost $1.9 million to complete.
Employees of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce in Pottstown were among those who powered themselves to work during the spring and summer.
The South Keim Street bridge still needs millions of dollars in repairs if it is to be re-opened, 12 months after being declared unsound. The good news, a local engineer has reported, is that all affected municipalities agree the bridge is "important."
Paperwork and reviews in the purchase of nearby pieces of land by PennDOT from Occidental Chemical Corp. have postponed bidding for proposed repairs to the Armand Hammer Boulevard interchange of U.S. Route 422 in Pottstown.
A motorcyclist said to be traveling at speeds exceeding 100 miles an hour crashed Sunday into a guard rail on U.S. Route 422 near Sanatoga. That was followed by a second crash of three vehicles trying to avoid the first incident.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission acknowledged Tuesday it could not, and would not try, to go further with its proposal to toll U.S. Route 422. There was just too much public and political opposition, its executive director said.