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Roadwork Projects in Cheltenham Township
Posted Date:
5/24/2017
Aqua will be working on Lawnside, Garden and Rowland beginning the week of June 12.
Aqua will replace the existing water main on the following streets beginning the week of June 12, 2017, with completion expected in September:

• Lawnside Road between Rowland Avenue and Garden Road
• Garden Road between Edgemoor and Johns roads
• Rowland Avenue between Cheltenham Avenue and Parkview road

The new main will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for discolored water and improve firefighting capabilities in the area. The installation of 3,651 feet of 8-inch ductile iron pipe will replace the existing 6-inch cast iron mains. Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to answer your questions.

Following the installation of the new water main, there will be a period of time during which the main will be chlorinated and tested before being put into service, during this phase, activity on the job site will be limited. Once testing has been completed, we will transfer each water service and any fire hydrants onto the new main. It is important to note that the trench will be covered with temporary black top at the end of each work day. Once all of the activity described has been completed, permanent restoration will follow in about 30 to 60 days.

Construction will take place weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Access will be provided for emergency, mail, school bus and trash services. Residents will have access to their properties but at times will need to enter from a different direction due to changing work zones. Aqua will notify customers 24 hours in advance of any scheduled shutdown, however, as with any construction project, an emergency shutdown might be necessary. If so, Aqua will restore service as soon as possible.

Please call the Customer Service Department or emergency dispatcher at 877.987.2782 to report any water quality issues.

Mike Staerk, Superintendent of Construction
215.659.2505 ext. 56005. 

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Route 309 (Ogontz Avenue) Lane Closures

Lane closures are scheduled on Route 309 (Ogontz Avenue) between the Route 152/Easton Road/Glenside Interchange and Cheltenham Avenue on Tuesday, May 23, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for overhead sign inspections, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this areas because slowdowns will occur. The work is dependent on the weather.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov.

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Aqua will replace the existing water main on the following streets beginning the week of June 5, 2017, with completion expected in October:

• Ashbourne Road between Waltham and Rolling Green roads
• Ashbourne Road between Rowland and Central avenues
• Oakhill Road between Ashbourne Road and the cul-de-sac
• Waltham Road between Ashbourne Road and the cul-de-sac
• Rolling Green Road between Ashbourne and Jenkintown roads
• Jenkintown Road between Ashbourne and Rolling Green roads
• Davis Road between Foster and Walden roads
• Walden Road between Davis and Croyden roads
• Thomas Road between Croyden and Davis roads

The new main, which replaces the existing 6-inch cast iron mains, will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for discolored water and improve firefighting capabilities in the area. Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to answer your questions.

Following the installation of the new water main, there will be a period of time during which the main will be chlorinated and tested before being put into service, during this phase, activity on the job site will be limited. Once testing has been completed, Aqua will transfer each water service and any fire hydrants onto the new main. It is important to note that the trench will be covered with temporary black top at the end of each work day. Once all of the activity described has been completed, permanent restoration will follow in about 30 to 60 days.

Construction will take place weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Construction on Ashbourne Road will take place weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Access will be provided for emergency, mail, school bus and trash services. Residents will have access to their properties but at times will need to enter from a different direction due to changing work zones. Aqua will notify customers 24 hours in advance of any scheduled shutdown, however, as with any construction project, an emergency shutdown might be necessary. If so, Aqua will restore service as soon as possible.

Please call the Customer Service Department or emergency dispatcher at 877.987.2782 to report any water quality issues.

Mike Staerk, Superintendent of Construction
215.659.2505 ext. 56005.

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As part of the PECO Energy gas main replacement project, Kehoe Construction, Inc. will be performing trench restoration and final roadway milling/paving at the following locations and dates (weather permitting):

Evergreen Ave, from Limekiln Pike to east of Summit Rd – Thu, May 11th (trench work); Fri, May 12th (mill & pave)
• Summit Rd, from Poe Ave to Evergreen Ave – Thu, May 11th (trench work); Fri, May 12th (mill & pave)
Underwood Rd, from Summit Rd to Longfellow Rd – Thu, May 11th (trench work); Fri, May 12th (mill & pave)
Longfellow Rd, from Greenwood Ave to Poe Ave – Mon, May 15th (trench work); Tue, May 16th (mill & pave)
Poe Ave, from Limekiln Pike to Longfellow Rd – Mon, May 15th (trench work); Tue, May 16th (mill & pave)

Work will take place between 7:30AM and 4:00PM. The road will be closed to thru traffic during construction. Access will be provided for emergency vehicles, deliveries, school buses and trash services. Residents will have access to their properties, but at times may need to enter from a different direction due to changing work zones. Kehoe staff members will be available to provide assistance.
INFO: Superintendent Ross Reynolds at 610-476-3850.


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Beginning the week of March 27, Aqua PA will replace the existing water main on the following streets:

Wistar Drive between Washington Lane and Green Valley Road
Green Valley Road between Wistar Drive and the cul-de-sac
Thornberry Road between Wistar Drive and Green Valley Road

The new main will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for discolored water and improve firefighting capabilities in the area. The $894,000 project is scheduled to begin with the installation of 4,236 feet of 8-inch and 569 feet of 6-inch ductile iron pipe, with completion expected in June. The new main will replace the existing 6-inch cast iron mains. Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to answer your questions.

Following the installation of the new water main, there will be a period of time during which the main will be chlorinated and tested before being put into service, during this phase, activity on the job site will be limited. Once testing has been completed, Aqua will transfer each water service and any fire hydrants onto the new main. It is important to note that the trench will be covered with temporary black top at the end of each work day. Once all of the activity described has been completed, permanent restoration will follow in about 30 to 60 days.

Construction will take place weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Access will be provided for emergency, mail, school bus and trash services. Residents will have access to their properties but at times will need to enter from a different direction due to changing work zones. Aqua will notify customers 24 hours in advance of any scheduled shutdown, however, as with any construction project, an emergency shutdown might be necessary. If so, Aqua will restore service as soon as possible.

Info: Mike Staerk, Superintendent of Construction
215.659.2505 ext. 56005.
Emergency: 877.987.2782

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Beginning March 15, Aqua PA will replace the existing water main on

W. Cheltenham Avenue between Washington Lane and Vernon Road
Limekiln Pike between W. Cheltenham Avenue and a point 500 feet e/o Cheltenham Avenue

The new main will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for discolored water and improve firefighting capabilities in the area. The $1.4 million project is scheduled to begin with the installation of 3,371 feet of 16-inch and 517 feet of 12-inch ductile iron pipe, with completion expected in July. The new main will replace the existing 16-inchand 8-inch cast iron mains. Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to answer questions.

Following the installation of the new water main, there will be a period of time during which the main will be chlorinated and tested before being put into service, during this phase, activity on the job site will be limited. Once testing has been completed, we will transfer each water service and any fire hydrants onto the new main. It is important to note that the trench will be covered with temporary black top at the end of each work day. Once all of the activity described has been completed, permanent restoration will follow in about 30 to 60 days.

Construction will take place weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Access will be provided for emergency, mail, school bus and trash services. Residents will have access to their properties but at times will need to enter from a different direction due to changing work zones. Aqua will notify customers 24 hours in advance of any scheduled shutdown, however, as with any construction project, an emergency shutdown might be necessary. If so, Aqua will restore service as soon as possible.

Info: Mike Staerk, Superintendent of Construction
215.659.2505 ext. 56005.
Emergency: 877.987.2782

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Beginning around March 20, Henkels & McCoy, a qualified PECO contractor, will be upgrading natural gas equipment and improving service in the area of Old Mill Rd (Limekiln Pike to Longfellow Rd), Longfellow Road (Old Mill Rd to Rices Mill Rd), and Old Farm Rd (Longfellow Rd to Rices Mill Rd). 

The work will be performed from 7:30AM – 3PM and may occur in roadways, sidewalk areas, and potentially on private property. The main and service line installation portion of this project is anticipated to be completed in 10 weeks. Local traffic will be maintained through the work area with appropriate signage and flaggers.

INFO: Brian Hettrick,
Henkels & McCoy,
215-852-8402

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Aqua is replacing the water main on Township Line Road between Old York Road and Greenwood Avenue. The tentative completion date is May 31.
Construction will typically take place weekdays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  A detour will be established on the section of Township Line Road between Washington Lane and Greenwood Avenue beginning March 1. The detour will remain in place until the project is completed, but the roadway will only be closed while Aqua is working on that stretch of Township Line Road. As much as possible, access will be provided for emergency, mail, school bus and trash service vehicles. Residents will have access to their properties but at times may need to enter from a different direction due to changing work zones. INFO:  Mike Staerk, Aqua Superintendent of Construction
215-659-2505 ext. 56005.

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Aqua PA will replace the existing water main on the following streets beginning the week of Feb 27:

Westminster Road between Meetinghouse Road and York Road Spur
York Road Spur between Church and Old York roads
Church Road between York Road spur and Wall Park Drive

The new main will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for discolored water and improve firefighting capabilities in the area. The $583,000 project is scheduled to begin with the installation of 2,411 feet of 8-inch ductile iron pipe, with completion expected in May. The new main will replace the existing 8-inch and 6-inch cast iron mains. Aqua will have an inspector on the job each day to answer your questions.

Following the installation of the new water main, there will be a period of time during which the main will be chlorinated and tested before being put into service, during this phase, activity on the job site will be limited. Once testing has been completed, we will transfer each water service and any fire hydrants onto the new main. It is important to note that the trench will be covered with temporary black top at the end of each work day. Once all of the activity described has been completed, permanent restoration will follow in about 30 to 60 days.

Construction will typically take place weekdays between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Work on Church Road will take place weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Access will be provided for emergency, mail, school bus and trash services. Residents will have access to their properties but at times will need to enter from a different direction due to changing work zones. Aqua will notify customers 24 hours in advance of any scheduled shutdown, however, as with any construction project, an emergency shutdown might be necessary. If so, Aqua will restore service as soon as possible.

Info: Mike Staerk, Superintendent of Construction
215.659.2505 ext. 56005.
Emergency: 877.987.2782

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Aqua PA w
ill replace the existing water mains on the following streets beginning the week of January 30, 2017, with completion expected in May.

• Front Street between Parkview and Pleasant Hill roads
• Hilldale Road between Waters and Parkview roads
• Waters Road between Andrea and Boncouer roads

Construction will take place weekdays between 7:30AM and 3PM. Access will be provided for emergency, mail, school bus and trash services. Residents will have access to their properties but at times will need to enter from a different direction due to changing work zones. Aqua will notify customers 24 hours in advance of any scheduled shutdown. However, as with any construction project, an emergency shutdown might be necessary but service will be restored as soon as possible.

Following the installation of the new water main, there will be a period of time during which the main will be chlorinated and tested before being put into service, during this phase, activity on the job site will be limited. Once testing has been completed, Aqua will transfer each water service and any fire hydrants onto the new main. It is important to note that the trench will be covered with temporary black top at the end of each work day. Once all of the activity described has been completed, permanent restoration will follow in about 30 to 60 days.

INFO: Mark Staerk, Superintendent of Construction
215.659.2505, ext. 56005

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Comcast will be improving some of the existing networks and equipment in the Township. Work will include digging and brief periods of downtime, but Comcast promises to work closely with anyone affected to inform them of service windows and minimize the negative impact.  Please check the Comcast Project Schedule above for the latest dates and locations of the scheduled work.


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PECO will be upgrading their natural gas equipment and improving service in the neighborhoods shown below. Work is expected to begin January 4, 2017 at the following locations:

·         In the area of Evergreen Ave, Summit Road, Underwood Road, Poe Ave, and Longfellow Road from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The main and service line installation portion of this project is anticipated to be completed in approximately 15 weeks.

·         In the area of Greenwood Road and Old Farm Road from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The main and service line installation portion of this project is anticipated to be completed in approximately 18 weeks.

·         In the area of Rices Mill Road, Carlton Ave, and Old Mill Road from 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.  The main and service line installation portion of this project is anticipated to be completed in approximately 26 weeks.

This project includes replacing existing natural gas mains and/or service lines with new underground pipe that enhances safety, is more durable and improves service reliability. All residents in the affected areas will receive written notifications.

 

The work will be performed by Henkels & McCoy, a qualified PECO contractor, and may occur in roadways, sidewalk areas, and potentially on private property.  INFO: Brian Hettrick of Henkels & McCoy at 215-852-8402.


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Greenwood Avenue & Church Road Left-Turn Arrow

The Township installed a left-turn arrow for westbound Church Road drivers turning towards Route 309 on September 28, 2016. Although unlikely to completely eliminate traffic backups in the area, the left-turn arrow should provide some relief to traffic flow until PennDOT completes a more extensive signal and intersection upgrade that includes creating a dedicated left-turn lane. PennDOT’s project is scheduled to go out for bid in 2018.


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EASTON ROAD AND ASHMEADE ROAD BRIDGE CHANGES
Jan 14, 2016

As a result of PennDOT inspections, Cheltenham Township officials announce changes that will impact traffic on two local bridges, one on Easton Road and the other on Ashmeade Road.

First, the weight limit of the Montgomery County-owned Easton Road bridge located 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.

Ashmeade Bridge Second, Cheltenham Township has eliminated one of two west-bound lanes on Ashmeade 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 Ashmeade 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.




 

 
 
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