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Roadwork and Utility Updates: May 27
 
Posted on Wednesday May 27, 2020
 
PECO Natural Gas Equipment Replacement Work for June through mid-August
 

Roadwork SignMay 27:

PECO Natural Gas Equipment Replacement Work for June through mid-August
PECO will be replacing existing natural gas equipment in order to enhance safety and improve service reliability as described below. 

Gas main installation work has begun at the following locations and is expected to continue until the end of June:

  • Brookfield Road from Parkview Road to Andrea Road
  • Ivinetta Road from Johns Road to Parkview Road
  • Parkview Road from Ivinetta Road to Rowland Avenue
  • Rowland Avenue from Parkview Road to Lawnside Road

Gas main installation work is scheduled to begin at the following locations on or about June 1, 2020, and is expected to continue through mid-August:

  • 4th Avenue from Asbury Avenue to N/O High Avenue
  • Asbury Avenue from Coventry Ave to Oak Lane Road
  • High Avenue from 4th Avenue to New Second Street   
  • Oak Lane Road from Asbury Avenue to New Second Street   
  • Richards Avenue from Asbury Avenue to Cul-de-Sac
  • Sunnybrook Avenue from 4th Ave to Oak Lane Road

May 15:

AQUA Pennsylvania to Resume Final Phase of Water Main Replacement on Lanfair Rd, May 18/19.
Aqua Pennsylvania is approaching the final phase of the water main replacement on Lanfair Road, which will take place Monday, 5/18, from 9:00am - 1:00pm.  In the event of rain, the replacement, and subsequent water outage for affected residences, will occur Tuesday, 5/19, during the same time period. The following area will be affected:

  • Lanfair Road from Front Street to #35 Lanfair Road

April 30:

PECO Starts Natural Gas Meter and Underground Piping on May 1, 2020
PECO will be performing inspections of natural gas meters and underground piping to ensure the safety of its customers and employees. Beginning May 1st the  Heath Consultants Inc., a qualified PECO contractor will be in Cheltenham to complete inspections of natural gas facilities. Crews and contractors are following all safety protocols, including wearing additional protective equipment and practicing social distancing. All contractors will have a PECO contractor ID badge. There is no cost for the inspection and it will only take a few minutes to complete. Customers will not experience any interruption to their natural gas service and no indoor work will be performed.
Customer Letter

April 24:
Single Lane Closure on Route 309 from May 4 to May 29, 2020
PECO Energy is planning single lane closures next week on Route 309 between Oak Lane Road and Penrose Avenue starting Monday, May 4, through Friday, May 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

April 13:

Aqua Utility Construction Starts April 20th and New Second Street will be Closed Weekdays for 20 Weeks
Aqua Pennsylvania begins  utility construction Monday, April 20, through Tuesday, June 30, 2020 on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. closing  New Second Street  between Oak Lane and Cheltenham Avenue in Cheltenham Township. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Oak Lane and Cheltenham Avenue. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

April 9th:
AQUA PA Resumes Replacing Water Mains with a Closure of New Second Street Starts Starting 
Aqua will replace an aging 6 inch cast iron water main as part of an infrastructure improvement project in Montgomery County. Work starts Wednesday, April 8, 2020 on weekdays, and most construction will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the following streets in Cheltenham, but New Second Street hours of work will be 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and during those hours New Second Street will be closed with a detour in effect.

  • Humphrey Merry Way from John Russell Circle to Penrose Avenue
  • Sycamore Avenue from Juniper Avenue to Juniper Avenue
  • Whitewood Road from Spring Avenue to Webb Road
  • Hidden Lane from Spring Avenue to #7913 Hidden Lane

April 8th:
AQUA PA Resumes Replacing Water Mains with a Closure of New Second Street Starts Starting April 8, 2020
Aqua will replace an aging 6 inch cast iron water main as part of an infrastructure improvement project in Montgomery County. Work starts Wednesday, April 8, 2020 on weekdays, and most construction will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the following streets in Cheltenham, but New Second Street hours of work will be 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and during those hours New Second Street will be closed with a detour in effect.

  • New Second Street from Sunnybrook Ave. to Lanfair Rd.
  • Lanfair Road from New Second Street to Front Street
  • Dewey Rd. from Front St. to Lanfair Rd.
  • Overhill Rd. from Sunnybrook Ave. to Lanfair Rd.
  • Sunnybrook Ave. to New Second St. to Overhill Rd.
  • Brookfield Rd. from Sunnybrook Ave. to Parkview  Rd.
  • Elizabeth Rd. from Brookfield to Lanfair Rd.
  • Normandy Lane from Lanfair Rd. to Elizabeth Rd.
  • Front Street from Parkview Rd. to Dewey Rd.

April 3, 2020
PECO  Upgrading Service Outside of Neighborhoods Starting Monday, April 6, 2020
Henkels & McCoy, a qualified PECO contractor completed the natural gas main installation and will begin upgrading services outside homes on the streets listed below starting April 6th, and the work will be completed.  No access to appliances or equipment inside homes is required.  Only necessary outside work will be completed to begin upgrading your service line. Any areas impacted on your property will be repaired, the streets will be repaved, and all areas will be restored to their original condition.

  • New Street from Wesley Avenue to north of Wesley Avenue
  • Parkside Lane from S. Keswick Avenue to the Cul-de-Sac
  • S. Keswick Avenue from E. Glenside Avenue to Paxson Avenue
  • S. Keswick Avenue from Glenside Avenue to north of E. Waverly Road
  • Wesley Avenue from  S. Keswick Ave to New Street
  • Asbury Avenue from Oak Lane Road to Cheltenham Avenue
  • Oak Lane Road from Cheltenham Avenue to Asbury Avenue
  • Valley Road from Chestnut Avenue to Oak Lane Road

Read Customer Letter

January 28, 2020

AQUA PA Replacing  Water Mains in Cheltenham with a Closure of New Second Street Starts Feb. 3
Aqua will replace an aging 6 inch cast iron water main as part of an infrastructure improvement project in Montgomery County. Work starts Monday, February 3, 2020 on weekdays, and most construction will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the following streets in Cheltenham, but New Second Street hours of work will be 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and during those hours New Second Street will be closed with a detour in effect.

  • New Second Street from Sunnybrook Ave. to Lanfair Rd.
  • Lanfair Road from New Second Street to Front Street
  • Dewey Rd. from Front St. to Lanfair Rd.
  • Overhill Rd. from Sunnybrook Ave. to Lanfair Rd.
  • Sunnybrook Ave. to New Second St. to Overhill Rd.
  • Brookfield Rd. from Sunnybrook Ave. to Parkview  Rd.
  • Elizabeth Rd. from Brookfield to Lanfair Rd.
  • Normandy Lane from Lanfair Rd. to Elizabeth Rd.
  • Front Street from Parkview Rd. to Dewey Rd.

Map PDF from Aqua for New Second Street Detour

The new main will increase service reliability, reduce the potential for main breaks and discolored water and improve water flow in the area. The $1.6952,000 project of 8,443' feet of 8 inch ductile iron pipe with the completion expected by the end of May. 

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 typically take place daily between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Construction on W. Valley Forge will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Access will be provided for emergency, mail 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.

Should you have an emergency, including a water quality issue, please call Aqua’s Customer Service Department or emergency dispatcher at  (877.987.2782).

December 30, 2019

PECO Installation of New Underground Pipe in Cheltenham Valley and Keswick Areas beginning January 3:
The work will be done by Henkels & McCoy, and PECO anticipates the natural gas main and service line installation portion of this project will be completed in 20 weeks.Crews may need to temporarily shut off natural gas service for a short period of approximately 4 to 8 hours while installing the new service line to home.

Work is expected to begin January 3, 2019 in the area of Cheltenham Valley   READ PECO Customer Letter

• Valley Rd from Coventry Ave to Chestnut Ave
• Chestnut Ave from Valley Rd to Cheltenham Ave
• Crest Ave from Chestnut Ave to Valley Rd
• Oak Ave from Valley Rd to Crest Ave
• Oak Ave from Crest Ave to Cheltenham Ave


Work is expected to begin January 3, 2019 in the area of Keswick Avenue: READ PECO Customer Letter

• S Keswick Ave from E Glenside Ave to Paxson Ave
• S Keswick Ave from Glenside Ave to N/O E Waverly Rd
• Parkside Ln from S Keswick Ave to Cul-de-Sac
• Wesley Ave from S Keswick Ave to New St
• New St from Wesley Ave to N/O Wesley Ave

November 25, 2019
Aqua PA Water Main Replacement with Lane Closures on Greenwood Ave. from December 2, 2019 to May 20, 2020 
Starting Monday, December 2, 2019 through the end of May 2020, work will commence on Greenwood Avenue between Glenside Avenue and Church Road by Caddick to replace a new water main.  Hours of road closure will be 9 am-3 pm, Monday-Friday, during which time detour will be in place.  Work involves installation of a new 8 inch water line.

Starting on Monday, January 6, 2020, for approximately 6 weeks, intermittent work will take place on Greenwood Avenue between Hedgerow Avenue and Church Road.  The first two weeks, January 6-24, will involve the most frequent construction to install new water pipes.  There will be a week of no activity, then several weeks of chlorination testing and tie-ins to homes.

  • Monday, December 2, through the end of May 2020, Greenwood Avenue will be closed and detoured weekdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM between Route 73 (Church Road) and Glenside Avenue. During the closure, motorists will be directed to use Route 73 (Church Road), Washington Lane and Township Line Road; and
  • Monday, December 2, through the end of May 2020, Greenwood Avenue will be reduced to a single lane with flagging weekdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM between Hedgerow Lane and Route 73 (Church Road).

During construction, local access will be maintained through the closure area. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur.

Read Press Release 11/19/19 from PennDOT with Photo

   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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