Lane re­stric­tions planned for tree clear­ing

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS - Dig­i­tal First Me­dia

Lane re­stric­tions with flag­ging are sched­uled Mon­days through Thurs­days on Route 63 (Sum­ney­town Pike) be­tween Route 563 (Ridge Road) and Geryville Pike in Up­per Sal­ford and Marl­bor­ough town­ships.

Lane re­stric­tions will be­gin on Mon­day, Jan. 14, through Thurs­day, Jan. 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., for tree clear­ing op­er­a­tions, Pen­nDOT an­nounced to­day. The work is part of a project to re­place three poor con­di­tion bridges car­ry­ing Route 63 (Sum­ney­town Pike) over Unami Creek, Ridge Val­ley Creek and the East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek.

On Wed­nes­day, Jan. 16 and Thurs­day, Jan. 17, lane re­stric­tions with flag­ging will also be in place on Route 63 (Sum­ney­town Pike) be­tween Route 563 (Ridge Road) and Thomp­son Road as an ex­ten­sion of the tree clear­ing op­er­a­tions men­tioned above.

Driv­ers are ad­vised to al­low ex­tra time when trav­el­ing through the work area be­cause back­ups and de­lays may oc­cur. All sched­uled ac­tiv­i­ties are weather de­pen­dent and sub­ject to change.

Route 63 (Sum­ney­town Pike) is ex­pected to be closed and de­toured in May 2019 dur­ing the con­struc­tion of the Unami Creek and Ridge Val­ley Creek bridges. Work is planned on both bridges si­mul­ta­ne­ously to min­i­mize im­pacts to traf­fic.

The Route 63 (Sum­ney­town Pike) bridge over East Branch of the Perkiomen Creek will re­main open dur­ing con­struc­tion as the bridge will be built in stages us­ing half-width con­struc­tion which is ex­pected to be­gin in March 2019.

H & K Group, Inc., of Skip­pack, PA is the gen­eral con­trac­tor on the $9,565,527 project which is fi­nanced with 80 per­cent fed­eral and 20 per­cent state funds.

The en­tire project is ex­pected to be com­pleted in spring of 2021.

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