Motorists will encounter lane restrictions in both directions on Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) between Black Horse Road and Route 23 on Monday, February 26, through Friday, March 30, for clearing operations related to the project to improve traffic flow and safety along a 6.3 mile section of Route 100. Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work zone because slowdowns will occur during construction. The contractor’s schedule is weather dependent.
Over the next several months, crews will work to improve the stretch of Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) between Garrison Drive and Route 23 (Ridge Road). The scope of work includes resurfacing the corridor with an open-graded surface treatment (NovaChip) to increase friction and reduce hydroplaning; constructing two shoulder-widening pull-offs; and installing pavement markings, rumble strips, and guiderail. In addition, PennDOT’s contractor will improve the intersection of Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) and Route 23 (Ridge Road) by constructing a dedicated northbound left-turn lane as well as updating traffic signals.
Allan A. Myers, LP, of Worcester, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $5.6 million project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in late summer. For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.
Community Awareness Bulletins are produced by the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Intelligence Center as a means to inform the general public of developing crime trends and potential safety issues that impact our community. Check out the link below for generator safety tips.
For other recent Community Awareness Bulletins and additional information, please visit the PA State Police Public Safety page.
Chester County is currently experiencing temperatures 15 degrees colder than average.
During these extreme cold conditions, exercise caution when outdoors and follow the recommendations at ready.gov/winterweather. When freezing temperatures hit, it is best to properly prepare your home, car, pets and yourself for dealing with this extreme weather.
The Spotted Lanternfly is an invasive species that was first found in Berks County, PA in 2014 and, to date, has been identified in six counties in Pennsylvania. As the area impacted by the Spotted Lanternfly increases so do questions regarding this insect and how to remove it. Please visit the links below for more information about the Spotted Lanternfly and ways you can help to lessen its impact.
Most Effective Ways to Kill the Spotted Lanternfly
Spotted Lanternfly Identification and Life Cycle Video
How to Remove Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses Video
Spotted Lanternfly Information – PA Department of Agriculture
The Chester County Health Department will be distributing free potassium iodide (KI) tablets for people who live within a 10-mile radius of Limerick Nuclear Power Plant on Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 2:00PM to 7:00PM at the Kimberton Fire Hall located at 2276 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, PA.
KI tablets contain a stable iodine that can help protect your thyroid from radioactive iodine during a radiological emergency. KI tablets should only be taken when directed by public health officials or emergency management officials. For more information regarding potassium iodide, please visit the Chester County Health Department or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Residents are reminded to be cautious during times of extreme heat. Extreme heat can pose a challenge to the body’s temperature control system. If the body does not cool properly, there is potential for heat-related illness. Heat-related illness can take different forms, ranging from general fatigue to muscular cramping to life-threatening heat stroke.
For more information, check out the Chester County Health Department’s Extreme Heat Precautions.
South Coventry Township will be participating in Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation’s 2017 On Your Park, Get Set, Go! Park Contest this July. This park promotion contest is a way to encourage residents to be active and learn more about the parks in our area. Residents and park visitors can help win grant funds for South Coventry parks by visiting Connie Batdorf Park during the month of July and voting! There are two contests happening at the same time, the Healthiest Park Contest and the Activity Challenge, each contest has a top prize of $5,000! Get active, visit local parks and help us win grant funds for South Coventry parks!
Visit the Official Contest Page by June 20 to per-registrer for tickets or check out our Park Contest Page for more information on how to vote.
South Coventry Township is accepting bids until Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 3:00PM for the following items: 1) Homelite 5500watt 11HP generator 2) Kubota 2150 4×4 Tractor with Loader and 5’ Woods Mower 3) 1950’s Restored Massey Harris 16 Pacer Tractor 4) MoHawk 2 Post Lift Model TP-15.
Interested parties may visit Municibid.com to bid on these items. Awarding of the bids will be held at a public meeting of the Board of Supervisors on June 15, 2017 at 7:30PM at the South Coventry Township Office, 1371 New Philadelphia Road, Pottstown PA. Items are being offered on an “AS IS, WHERE IS” basis. Interested parties may contact the Township Office at 610-469-044 to schedule an appointment to examine items prior to bidding. Township reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
The Chester County Agricultural Development Council has released the 2017 Guide to Local Farm Products in Chester County. The Guide provides a map and listing of farms, CSAs, retail outlets and farmer’s markets in Chester County as well as a farm product calendar and a variety of interesting articles.
To check out the 2017 Local Farm Products Guide, visit the Chester County Agricultural Development Council’s homepage or the Local Farm Product Guide page at www.chesco.org/agdev/farmguide.
The fourth annual Elder Justice Day will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 9:00am to 1:30pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 10 West Pleasant Grove Road, West Chester, PA 19382. Elder Justice Day is an education opportunity for older adults to reduce their risk of victimization. Topics this year include choosing a power of attorney, protecting yourself against computer fraud and the Elder Abuse Project. The event will include a continental breakfast and free catered lunch.
If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by June 2 to 610-344-6035 or email email@example.com.