Pottstown area drivers must deal Monday with periodic lane closures in both directions on Route 100, between its interchanges at King Street and U.S. Route 422. Bridge inspection work is scheduled.
Assuming PennDOT officials are satisfied, the new Route 724 bridge over Eckers Creek may re-open Friday afternoon. It’s been about 13 months since it was closed by storm damage, and drivers began dealing with detours.
North Coventry police, much like other local law enforcement agencies, see value in using property owners' video surveillance footage for investigation purposes. The department is launching a voluntary video system registry.
A portion of Route 724 between Catfish Lane and Sheep Hill Road in North Coventry has been closed since last September due to Hurricane Ida damage at the bridge over Eckers Creek. Work to replace the bridge starts Monday.
Utility construction work to be conducted by North Coventry municipal crews will require the township, with PennDOT's approval, to close a single lane on Route 724 between South Keim and Keim Streets for more than three weeks.
A Chester County bridge inspection conducted Wednesday determined that the Eckers Run Bridge on West Cedarville Road in North Coventry should be immediately closed. Detours are already in effect.
Huge blocks of harvested hay were seen configured Wednesday into a lengthy wall outside the historic Laurel Locks Farm in North Coventry. Route 724 near the farm remains closed at its corner with Sheep Hill Road, due to bridge damage.
North Coventry state Rep. Tim Hennessey is in "continuous contact" with transportation officials, pressing to get Route 724 and its damaged Eckers Creek bridge re-opened. It could take months, though.