August 14, 2018

Grosstown Road Bridge in West Pottsgrove to Close August 13

The bridge carrying Grosstown Road over Manatawny Creek, located between Manatawny Street and West High Street in West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, will close on Monday, August 13, through Friday, August 24, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for installation of a storm sewer manhole, guide rail and paving work.

During the daytime closures, motorists will be directed to follow a detour along West High Street (Route 4031) and Manatawny Street (Route 4037).

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.

Open Job Positions Available at West Pottsgrove Township Police

Part-Time – Administrative Assistant                                
Department: Police

West Pottsgrove Township will be accepting applications for the position of a Part-Time Administrative Assistant to the police department through Friday August 10, 2018 12:00PM. 

Applications and a list of requirements and duties can be picked up at the Township Office or the Police Department located at 980 Grosstown Road, Stowe, PA 19464 between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

West Pottsgrove Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.

Please email clloyd@westpottsgrove.org with your resume and contact information if interested. 


Part-Time – Police Officer                                 
Department: Police

West Pottsgrove Township will be accepting applications for the position of a Part-Time Police Officer through Friday August 10, 2018 12:00PM. Applications and a list of requirements and duties can be picked up at the Township Office or the Police Department located at 980 Grosstown Road, Stowe, PA 19464 between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Applicants must be certified under Act 120, as amended (53 P.S. subsection 740, Act 120, June 18, 1974, as amended, Basic Training Program, as approved by the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and training Commission 

West Pottsgrove Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.

Please email clloyd@westpottsgrove.org with your resume and contact information if interested. 

Follow up on Firework Safety

It’s a few days past the 4th of July and fireworks can be heard throughout the township. Please read the attached PDF to learn more about our township fireworks safety initiatives. 

Down Fireworks Safety PDF

Trash and Recycle Thursday of this Week

Due to the July 4th Holiday, Waste Management will be picking up residential trash and recycle on Thursday this week.

 

Stowe Interchange Ramp to U.S. 422 East to Close for Eight Months for Reconstruction

King of Prussia, PA – The ramp from Grosstown Road at the Stowe Interchange to eastbound U.S. 422 will be closed beginning Monday morning, July 9, through mid-March 2019, for ramp reconstruction as part of a major improvement project to rebuild 1.2 miles of U.S. 422 from just east of the Schuylkill River bridge to just west of the Montgomery County line in North Coventry Township, Chester County, West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, and Douglass Township, Berks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

During the eight-month closure, motorists will be directed to use High Street and southbound Route 100 (Pottstown Pike) to access eastbound U.S. 422. Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur.

Under this improvement project, PennDOT is reconstructing U.S. 422 on both existing and new alignments; reconfiguring the U.S. 422/Stowe Interchange to a diamond configuration; removing and replacing the existing ramps and culverts; installing new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) equipment, message boards, signing, pavement markings, lighting, concrete median barriers, median glare screens and guide rail; upgrading stormwater management facilities and pipes; and constructing and restoring wetlands.

H & K Group, Inc. of Schwenksville, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $35,581,408 improvement project which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan. The entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2020.

For more information on the project, visit www.422improvements.com.

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.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6800

5th Annual Fishing Derby May 12th

The West Pottsgrove Police Association  present the West Pottsgrove Township’s 5th Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 12th 2018 at 9:00am to 12:00pm. 

Ralph Murgia Park
Manatawny Street
Stowe, PA 19464

The WPPA is hosting a fishing derby for all children under the age of 16. All participants must be pre-registered. Registration begins on May 12th, 2018. Sign up sheets will be available at the West Pottsgrove Police Station at The West Pottsgrove Township building located at 980 Grosstown Rd.

This event is free to all children under 16 years old.

Every registered child will receive (1) free hotdog and (1) free drink. Other refreshments will be available for purchase. 

Event is rain or shine.

Prizes for all age groups.

Parking will be available on Sell Rd.

** This event is not affiliated with the Pottsgrove School District **

Anyone interested in donating or volunteering, please contact us at 610-323-2090.

Spaghetti with the Easter Bunny

Spaghetti Dinner with the Easter Bunny

West End Fire Company #1
112 Rice Street
Stowe PA 19464

Sunday, March 25th, 2018
4:00pm-  7:00pm

Adults: $8 Kids: $5
(3 and under are free)

Easter Flower & Bake Sale Dates

MARCH 29TH 12-7PM

MARCH 30TH 12-7PM

MARCH 31ST 10AM – 5PM

APRIL 1ST 10AM – 2PM

West End Fire Company Spring Fling Event

WEST END FIRE COMPANY
SPRING FLING VENDOR EVENT

Saturday, March 24, 2018
11:00AM – 3:00PMM
112 Rice Street
Stowe, PA 19464

Grosstown Road Bridge in West Pottsgrove Township Open to Traffic

Construction to be complete after Overlay Surface is applied to Bridge Deck

King of Prussia, PA – The Grosstown Road (Route 4042) bridge, which spans Manatawny Creek in West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County, reopened to traffic today. This bridge was replaced as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and allows PennDOT to remove it from the state’s structurally deficient bridge list.

With the bridge reopened, motorists may notice a slight bump as they drive across the bridge until a polyester polymer concrete (PPC) overlay is applied to the deck. This is often the final step in completing box beam bridge projects. The PPC overlay is designed to protect the deck from the wear and tear brought about by Pennsylvania’s harsh winters and reduce the long-term maintenance costs.

The polyester material can only be applied when temperatures are consistently above 40 degrees, dry weather is forecasted and after the bridge concrete has cured for at least 30 days. An alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by flaggers when the PPC overlay is applied in spring 2018.

To find out when the overlay will be applied to this structure, visit www.parapidbridges.com/polyesterpolymerconcreteoverlay.html. In the event of unfavorable weather, this schedule may change. Any such changes will be posted on the website.

This bridge is referred to as JV-219 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project. Replacement work for this bridge was performed by Walsh Construction II.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.p3forpa.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team, and how to bid on the project can be found at www.parapidbridges.com.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2017