Girl Scout Troop #91 of Harleysville started ofF Tuesday's monthly meeting of the Upper Salford Board of Supervisors with the Pledge of Allegiance. A moment of silence followed in remembrance of Veterans Day.
Bridge construction on Sumneytown Pike (Route 63) over the Unami and Ridge creeks was a topic of conversation among the residents and the board. Officials announced that the completion date has been pushed back to January of 2020.
Due to heavy traffic on the Perkiomenville Road detour to Woxall, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be repairing damage to the roads caused by the bridge construction. On Wednesday afternoon, a township employee described the delay as having to do with utilities, but could not provide further details.
However a spokesperson from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation provided a different time frame. In an email received Wednesday, Chelsea Lacey-Mabe wrote that both bridges remain on schedule to be reopened in December (weather permitting) based on the last construction update meeting held last week. Bill Bushnell, the district chief of staff for state Rep. Marcy Toepel, R, 147th Dist., confirmed PennDOT's timeline.
It was discovered that the bridge on the east branch of the Perkiomen, also under construction, has developed a crack in the head wall. The engineers on the project are inspecting and evaluating it on a regular basis. There have been no changes in the quality of the crack and PennDOT will continue to monitor the situation.
Other state projects discussed were the roundabout on Old Skippack Road and new traffic signal at Barndt Road.
The new traffic light at State Road 63 and Barndt Road will ...