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May 17th Road and Utility Work Updates
 
Posted on Friday May 17, 2019
 
PECO will replace gas lines beginning may 23rd on roadways in the area, PennDOT has lane restrictions on Route 73 Church Rd at night....
 

MAY 17, 2019 ROAD AND UTILITY WORK UPDATE
PECO
PECO will be replacing existing natural gas equipment in order to enhance safety and improve service reliability.  This project is expected to begin May. 23, 2019 at the following locations:

  • Beech Avenue from Sycamore Avenue to Old York Road
  • Latham Parkway From Sycamore Avenue to Old York Road
  • Melrose Avenue From Vernon Road to cul-de-sac
  • Sycamore Avenue From Willow Avenue to Beech Avenue
  • Vernon Road From Beech Avenue to Juniper Avenue

Work will be performed by Henkels & McCoy, a qualified PECO contractor.  The natural gas main and service line installation portion of this project is anticipated to be completed in 26 weeks.  This project work will occur in roadways as well as on sidewalks and potentially on private property.  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 new service lines are connected to customer locations.  Any areas impacted on private property will be repaired to their original condition.  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.


PennDOT ROUTE 73, U.S. 422 EAST, MILITIA HILL ROAD RESTRICTED NEXT WEEK FOR RESURFACING OPERATIONS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced overnight lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 73 (Church Road), eastbound U.S. 422, and Militia Hill Road for paving and pavement sealing as part of a project to repair and resurface 50 miles of state highway in Montgomery County.  
The work schedule is as follows: Sunday, May 19, through Tuesday, May 21, from 7:00 PM to 5:00 AM, lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 73 (Church Road) between Bethlehem Pike and Panther Road in Whitemarsh, Springfield and Cheltenham townships for paving operations.

EASTON ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
The Montgomery County project for the superstructure replacement of their Bridge No. 268 (Easton Road over Tookany Creek) has entered Phase 2.  As such, traffic has been shifted from the west side of the bridge to the newly completed east side, and the weight restriction detour has been lifted.  The project is currently anticipated to be completed before Labor Day.


MAY 16, 2019 ROAD AND UTILITY WORK UPDATE
INSTALLATION OF PECO GAS MAIN ON THE NORTH SIDE OF CHELTENHAM AVENUE
General Asphalt Paving Co is installing a new PECO gas main on the north side of Cheltenham Avenue, between Sycamore Avenue and New Second Street.  There are lane restrictions with flagmen directing traffic. The work is being done between the hours of 9 a.m. to -3 p.m.Work is expected to last until mid-July.


MAY 9, 2019 ROAD AND UTILITY WORK UPDATE

COTTMAN AVENUE MILLING & PAVING (Cottman Avenue from Laurel Avenue)
For Cheltenham Township area the milling work is complete and utility castings elevation adjustments will be completed by Friday, May 10th.  Paving on on Cottman Avenue from Laurel Avenue to Hasbrook Avenue (and onward into Philadelphia) is scheduled for May 15th through May 17th from  7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.PENNDOT 

PENNDOT REPAIR and RESURFACE PROJECT ON STATE HIGHWAYS: CHURCH ROAD (ROUTE 73)
From Tuesday, May 14, through Thursday, May 16, from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 73 (Church Road) between Bethlehem Pike and Panther Road in Whitemarsh, Springfield and Cheltenham townships for milling and paving.
This is part of the daytime and nighttime lane restrictions are scheduled on several state highways including eastbound U.S. 422, for milling, paving and concrete pouring as part of a project to repair and resurface 50 miles of state highway in Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

PECO Accelerated Gas Infrastructure Modernization Project (AGIMP)
BI-WEEKLY UPDATE FOR WEEKS OF 5/6/19 AND 5/13/19
Henkels & McCoy Crews will be working in the following  Locations as part of PECO's AGIMP program
.

LINK To PennDOT Church Road and Greenwood Avenue  Improvement Project -- get latest updates

 APRIL 30 2019 ROAD AND UTILITY WORK UPDATE

MILLING and PAVING for 2019/2020
Proposed milling and paving work in Cheltenham for 2019 and 2020.  Read List

APRIL 17, 2019 ROAD AND UTILITY WORK UPDATE

GREENWOOD AVE/CHURCH ROAD PECO GAS LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT STARTED 4/22
PECO will replace gas lines on Greenwood Avenue from Hedgerow Lane to approximately 100 feet past the intersection of Greenwood Avenue and Church Road along the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College property and on Church Road, just east of Randall Road to approximately 100 feet past the intersection of Church Road and Greenwood Avenue along the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Curtis Arboretum properties (see project map below).

Work will be done overnight Monday through Thursday between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. The project is estimated to be completed three weeks from the anticipated project start on Monday, April 22 through May 22, 2019. Flaggers and traffic control will be on site to direct traffic. There will be no road closures.


PECO Church Road gas line Road work

















APRIL 11, 2019 ROAD AND UTILITY WORK UPDATE

Re-Timing of Traffic Light: Greenwood Avenue Bridge Closure

The traffic lights were 
re-timed on Greenwood Avenue between Hedgerow Lane and Spruce Lane for the bridge rehabilitation project is in effect.  In an effort to help alleviate detour-related traffic congestion associated with the closure of the Greenwood Avenue Bridge (near Hedgerow Lane), the Township requested PennDOT modify traffic signal settings in the area.  The changes detailed below are implemented by PennDOT on April 11, 2019.  PennDOT will then monitor the resultant traffic impacts and adjust the revised settings as warranted.SEE PHOTO ABOVE

Church Road and Greenwood Avenue

  • Remove the split phase timing on Church Road (eliminate the delayed green for Church Road eastbound traffic).
  • Cover the left-turn arrow signal for Church Road westbound traffic.
  • Increase the allotted green time for through traffic on Church Road.

Church Road and Rices Mill Road
Increase the allotted green time for through traffic on Church Road

Church Road and Limekiln Pike
Increase the dedicated left-turn green time for westbound Church Road traffic turning onto southbound Limekiln Pike


2019 04 PECO Greenwood Ave - Church Rd Gas Line Replacement Map















PennDOT Releases Plans for Proposed Improvements on 

Church Road between Rices Mill Road and Greenwood Avenue
For more information on this project, visit the page dedicated to this project: Departments & Services > Infrastructure > Church Rd (Rices Mill Rd-Greenwood Av) Improvement. The bid process is anticipated to begin in the last half of 2020, with construction to begin early 2021.

PECO A
ccelerated Gas Infrastructure Modernization Project (AGIMP)
BI-WEEKLY UPDATE FOR WEEKS OF 4/22/19 AND 4/29/19
Henkels & McCoy Crews will be working in the following Locations as part of PECO's AGIMP program
.

APRIL 5, 2019 ROAD AND UTILITY WORK UPDATE
Elkins Park West Streetscape Improvement Project Phase
On Monday, April 8, 2019, Allan Myers will have crews out performing exploratory work for the Elkins Park West Streetscape Improvement Project Phase I on Church Road near the intersection of Old York Road. Some lane closures may be in effect.

Guide-Rails Repair 
On Tuesday,  April 9th, between 9 a.m and 2 p.m. crews repairing the damaged guide-rails on Chelten Hills Drive between Church and the Washington Lane Bridge.There will be a flagger crews on site to help move traffic thru the work zone for both the east and west bound lanes of Chelten Hills Drive. Motorists can expect a slower then usual commute during that time frame.



MARCH 27, 2019 ROADWORK UPDATE

PECO
PECO will be replacing existing natural gas equipment in order to enhance safety and improve service reliability.  This project is expected to begin March. 27, 2019 at the following locations:

  • Old York Road from Cheltenham Avenue to Ansley Avenue
  • 12th Street from Cheltenham Avenue to Ansley Avenue
  • Sharpless Road from Cheltenham Avenue to Ansley Avenue
  • Mountain Avenue from Cheltenham Avenue to Valley Road
  • Valley Road from Old York Road to Mountain Avenue

 Work will be performed by Henkels & McCoy, a qualified PECO contractor.  The natural gas main and service line installation portion of this project is anticipated to be completed in 24 weeks.  This project work will occur in roadways as well as on sidewalks and potentially on private property.  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 new service lines are connected to customer locations.  Any areas impacted on private property will be repaired to their original condition.  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.

PECO Accelerated Gas Infrastructure Modernization Project (AGIMP)
BI-WEEKLY UPDATE FOR WEEKS OF 3/25/19 AND 4/1/19
Henkels & McCoy Crews will be working in the   Locations Schedule as part of PECO's AGIMP program


March 15, 2019, ROAD AND UTILITY WORK UPDATE

Greenwood Avenue
Closure (24 weeks)
PA Department of Transportation is closing Greenwood Avenue between Hedgerow Lane and Spruce Lane to pedestrian and vehicular traffic on or about March 25, 2019. The work is part of a bridge rehabilitation project is expected approximately 24 Weeks. The detour will be posted and signage installed in accordance with PAennDOT plans and Standards.

The bridge replacement project will require Greenwood Avenue traffic traveling between Rices Mill Road and Church Road to be detoured for the duration of the project.  Beginning Monday, March 25, through early September, Greenwood Avenue motorists will be directed to use Route 309 (Ogontz Avenue), Route 152 (Limekiln Pike), and Route 73 (Church Road) as a detour bypass route.  Local traffic access will be maintained up to the construction zone.  Every effort will be made to minimize the impact and duration of the project.

Greenwood Ave. Detour

















Greenwood Ave Bridge 2


























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February 21, 2019 ROADWORK UPDATE

PECO Natural Gas Equipment Replacement

PECO will be replacing existing natural gas equipment in order to enhance safety and improve service reliability.  This project is expected to begin February 20, 2019 (weather permitting) at the following locations:

·         Valley Road, from Coventry Avenue to Mountain Road

·         Granite Road, from Coventry Avenue to Valley Road

Work will be performed by Henkels & McCoy, a qualified PECO contractor.  The natural gas main and service line installation portion of this project is anticipated to be completed in 15 weeks.  This project work will occur in roadways as well as on sidewalks and potentially on private property.  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 new service lines are connected to customer locations.  Any areas impacted on private property will be repaired to their original condition.  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.


FEBRUARY 8, 2019 ROADWORK UPDATE

PECO will be replacing existing natural gas equipment in order to enhance safety and improve service reliability.  This project is expected to begin February 20, 2019 at the following locations:

  • Woodlawn Avenue, from Asbury Avenue to Windsor Road
  • Stratford Avenue, from Woodlawn Avenue to Coventry Avenue

Work will be performed by Henkels & McCoy, a qualified PECO contractor.  The natural gas main and service line installation portion of this project is anticipated to be completed in 14 weeks.  This project work will occur in roadways as well as on sidewalks and potentially on private property.  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 new service lines are connected to customer locations.  Any areas impacted on private property will be repaired to their original condition.  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.


FEBRUARY 1, 2019 ROADWORK UPDATE

PECO will be replacing existing natural gas equipment in the area of Willow Avenue, from Penrose Avenue to Sycamore Avenue, to enhance safety and improve service reliability.  This project is expected to begin February 4, 2019.

  • Work will be performed by General Asphalt Paving Co. of Philadelphia, a qualified PECO contractor.
  • The natural gas main and service line installation portion of this project is anticipated to be completed in 8 weeks.
  • This project work will occur in roadways as well as on sidewalks and potentially on private property.
  • 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 new service lines are connected to customer locations.
  • Any areas impacted on private property will be repaired to their original condition.
  • 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.


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.


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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.

2019 01 10 Tookany Creek Parkway Closure Map





 



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 May 22, 2019
     ~
Mill Road between Glenwood Road and Valley Avenue
2) 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
3) Between December 12, 2018 and May 1, 2019
     ~ Windsor Avenue between Woodlawn Avenue and Coventry Avenue
     ~ Windsor Road between Mill Road and Woodlawn Avenue





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.

   Greenwood Avenue Closes This Month for a Bridge Rehabilitation Project

PA Department of Transportation is closing Greenwood Avenue between Hedgerow Lane and Spruce Lane to pedestrian and vehicular traffic on or about March 25, 2019. This bridge rehabilitation project is expected approximately 24 Weeks. The detour will be posted and signage installed in accordance with PADOT plans and Standards.
   Greenwood Avenue Closes This Month for a Bridge Rehabilitation Project

PA Department of Transportation is closing Greenwood Avenue between Hedgerow Lane and Spruce Lane to pedestrian and vehicular traffic on or about March 25, 2019. This bridge rehabilitation project is expected approximately 24 Weeks. The detour will be posted and signage installed in accordance with PADOT plans and Standards.
   Greenwood Avenue Closes This Month for a Bridge Rehabilitation Project

PA Department of Transportation is closing Greenwood Avenue between Hedgerow Lane and Spruce Lane to pedestrian and vehicular traffic on or about March 25, 2019. This bridge rehabilitation project is expected approximately 24 Weeks. The detour will be posted and signage installed in accordance with PADOT plans and Standards.
 
 
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