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1/10/2019 Road & Utility Project Updates
 
Posted on Thursday January 10, 2019
 
Updates on various road and utility projects happening throughout Cheltenham Township.
 
JANUARY 10, 2019, ROAD AND UTILITY WORK UPDATE
ASHMEAD ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT -- ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE

As part of the Ashmead Road Bridge Replacement Project, starting Monday, January 14, 2019, the northbound direction of Tookany Creek Parkway between Ashmead Road and Ashbourne Road will be closed to all through traffic. The southbound direction of Tookany Creek Parkway will remain open.
2019 01 10 Tookany Creek Parkway Closure Map




JANUARY 10, 2019 ROAD & UTILITY WORK UPDATE
PECO TO REPLACE POLES AND UPGRADE AERIAL ELECTRIC LINES

Beginning the week of January 14, 2019, crews will be working on Mill Road between Church Road and Ashbourne Road. Crews will be replacing utility poles and upgrading aerial electric lines with cable that is more resistant to tree damage. During this time, crews will inspect neighborhood power lines and equipment to identify any additional repairs or replacements that may be needed. This work is expected to be completed by early February, weather permitting.

Questions regarding this work can be directed to Randi Martin at 215.956.3113 or [email protected].
 

DECEMBER  20, 2018 ROADWORK UPDATE

ASHMEAD ROAD BRIDGE TO BE CLOSED JANUARY 7, 2019 FOR REPLACEMENT PROJECT

A contract for the reconstruction of the Ashmead Road Bridge over the Tookany Creek, located near the intersection of Ashmead Road and Tookany Creek Parkway, has been awarded to J.D. Eckman, Inc.  The contractor is scheduled to begin work on January 7, 2019. The bridge is expected to be closed at 9 a.m. that morning and will remain closed until the project is completed.  It estimated that the bridge will be re-opened in as early as eight months, but can last as long as 11 months.  Traffic will be detoured while the bridge is closed.  A copy of the detour plan is shown in the graphic below.  Further details on the project will be made available on the Township website and Facebook page as the project progresses.

2018 12 13 Ashmeade Rd Bridge Detour Plan

 



DECEMBER  17, 2018 ROADWORK UPDATE
PECO ACCELERATED GAS INFRASTRUCTURE MODERNIZATION PROJECT (AGIMP)
Henkels AGIMP Crews will be working in the following locations as part of PECO's AGIMP program:
1) Between November 19, 2018 and January 8, 20198
     ~ Coventry Road between Windsor Avenue and South of Strafford Avene
2) Between November 19, 2018 and May 22, 2019
     ~
Mill Road between Glenwood Road and Valley Avenue
3) Between November 19, 2018 and June 4, 2019
     ~ Melrose Avenue between Mill Road and Woodlawn Avenue
     ~ Stratford Avenue between Mill Road and Coventry Avenue
     ~ Asbury Avenue between Mill Road and Coventry Avenue
4) Between December 12, 2018 and May 1, 2019
     ~ Windsor Avenue between Woodlawn Avenue and Coventry Avenue
     ~ Windsor Road between Mill Road and Woodlawn Avenue
5) Between December 17, 2018 and April 4, 2019
     ~ Lafayette Avenue between Towanda Avenue and Windsor Avenue
     ~
Towanda Avenue between Woodlawn Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
     ~
Woodlawn Avenue between Windsor road and Surrey Road
6) Between December 12, 2018 and March 21, 2019
     ~
Thornberry Road between Wistar Drive and Green Valley Road
     ~
Wistar Drive between Thornberry Road and Washington Lane


NOVEMBER 1, 2018 UPDATE
ASHMEAD ROAD BRIDGE RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT
(near the intersection of Ashmead Road and Tookany Creek Parkway)


A contract for the reconstruction of the bridge over the Tookany Creek located near the intersection of Ashmead Road and Tookany Creek Parkway has been awarded to J.D. Eckman, Inc. Work is slated to begin in March/April 2019. The bridge will be closed once work begins and it is anticipated that the bridge will remain closed until it is completed. It estimated that the closure will last approximately seven months. Traffic will be detoured while the bridge is closed. Details on the closure and detour will be made availab
le on the Township website and Facebook page closer to the start of construction.

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Ashmeade Bridge te from the January 2016 Update on this Bridge: As a result of PennDOT safety inspections, Cheltenham Township has eliminated one of two west-bound lanes on Ashmead Road between the Philadelphia border and Tookany Creek Parkway. To help compensate for the lane loss, the left-turn arrow at the parkway intersection has been extended. In addition, the double yellow line has been shifted to the center of Ashmead Road, and reflective delineator posts have been installed along the shoulders of the bridge.  The bridge weight limit of 5 tons has not changed. The new traffic pattern will remain in effect until the township replaces the bridge, expected to begin later this year.

 



OCTOBER 30, 2018 UPDATE
PECO ROAD WORK


PECO will be replacing existing natural gas equipment to enhance service in the area of Coventry Avenue from Windsor Avenue to Strafford Avenue to enhance safety and improve service reliability. Work is expected to begin Nov 12, 2018.
  • This project work may occur in roadways as well as on sidewalks and potentially on private property.
  • The natural gas main and service line installation portion of this project will be completed in 9 weeks.
  • To ensure the safety of residents and PECO crews, natural gas service may need to be temporarily shut off for a short period – approximately 4 to 8 hours – while the new service line to homes.

This work will be performed by Henkels & McCoy, a qualified PECO contractor. If you have any questions regarding this project and for scheduling purposes, please contact Alex Discianni of Henkels & McCoy at (215) 527-6982.

Any areas impacted on your property will be repaired, the streets will be repaved, and all areas will be restored to their original condition.
  • We will begin to restore your property in the month following the completion of our work to install the new natural gas equipment.
  • Work to repair and repave area roadways will begin within 45 days following the completion of the natural gas main and service line installation work, weather permitting.

OCTOBER 11, 2018 UPDATE
AQUA ROAD WORK

On October 15, 2018 Aqua PA will begin performing trench restoration on the following streets.  Final roadway milling and paving work will immediately follow the trench work.

  • Old Farm Road between Rock Creek Drive and Arboretum Road
  • Rock Creek Drive between Lorimer Drive and Old Farm Road
  • Curtis Drive between Arboretum Road and Hedgerow Lane
  • Bok Road between Curtis Drive and Arboretum Road

Work will take place weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and will last approximately six weeks weather permitting.  Access will be provided for emergency, mail, school bus and trash service vehicles.  Aqua will have flags persons on the job site to assist residents with getting in and out of their driveways. 

For any concerns regarding the project, contact:
Mike Staerk, Aqua Superintendent of Construction, at (215) 659-2505, ext. 56005
Or Foreman Steve Markowitz at (215) 416-1574



SEPTEMBER 17, 2018 UPDATE
EASTON ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

From J.P.S. Construction Co., Inc., the Contractor for this project:
We, JPS Construction, have been awarded the contract for the Superstructure replacement of Montgomery County Bridge No. 268 -- Easton Road over Tookany Creek. The project will begin on the first of October with an anticipated completion date around May 31, 2019. The planned working hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with weekend and night work only happening on an as-needed basis. Access to and from businesses on Easton Road will not be affected and access to the bridge will be unaffected, as well. It is the intent of the contract and the contractor to keep the bridge open at all times. However, it should be expected that there will be lane closures with flaggers during normal workday operations.

Questions can be directed to JPS Construction's offices at (215) 277-5093.

Note from the January 2016 Update on this Bridge: As a result of PennDOT inspections, the weight limit of this Montgomery County-owned bridge located on Easton Road near the Toxany Avenue intersection has been lowered to 13 tons because the bridge is considered “structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.” Trucks over 13 tons should follow posted detours using West Glenside Avenue and Limekiln Pike. Later this month the Montgomery County Commissioners are expected to authorize the first steps in the bridge rehabilitation process, which could take approximately three years to complete.
 
 
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