January 21, 2018

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

Leaf Collection & Recycling Dates

Leaf Collection Dates

  • November 1st
  • November 15th
  • November 29th

Recycling Dates

  • October 25th
  • November 8th
  • November 22nd
  • December 6th
  • December 20th

Trick or Treat October 31st 5:30pm-8:30pm

This year Haloween Trick or Treat activities will fall on October 31st. Time frames for public activity will be 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Please respect curfew times. Thanks so much and have a safe and happy Halloween!

Community Day – Saturday 10/14/2017

West Pottsgrove Township’s Annual Community Day
Saturday, October 14, 2017
12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Rain Date, October 15, 2017
Township Building
980 Grosstown Road
Stowe, PA

Shredding Event – 10 am – 2 pm
Bingo 12:30 – 2:30
Car Cutting Demo – 1:00 pm
K-9 Demo 2 pm
Community Band 3 pm

Download Flyer (PDF)

Fire and Police Dept. Displays, 
Community Organizations, 
Craft Vendors,
Hayrides!
Burgers, hot dogs, ice cream, 
Water Ice and Cold Drinks

Pumpkin Painting!
Games and Bingo
Music all day
K-9 Demonstration
Door Prizes All Day!

Sign up for the Road Rally!!
Registration begins at 7 am The First Car Leaves at 9 am
$10.00/vehicle and only 2 People/Vehicle
Cash Prizes for 1st and 2nd Place!
Call: 610-960-5581 to Register!

Come out and enjoy a fun-filled day with your friends and neighbors!!

Carnival at West End Fire Company

Join us in family fun for all at the West End Fire Company Carnival!

Date:
September 13th thru September 15th – 6:00-pm – 10:00PM
September 16th – 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Location:
West End Fire Co
112 Rice St
Stowe, PA 19464

Flyer Info:

Tri-County Trails Study – Public Meeting #2 Notes

Growing Interest and Attention

The Schuylkill River Trail voted as national asset
• “Best urban trail in the country” as chosen by readers of USA Today in 2015
DCNR identifies planned Schuylkill Highlands Greenway as #3 in statewide importance

• Identified greenway corridor of 50 miles or longer and crossing at least 2 counties:
http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/cs/groups/public/documents/document/dcnr_002138.pdf
DCNR lists two local trail gaps as top priorities for Pennsylvania: http://maps.dcnr.pa.gov/trailgaps/#

• #14 SRT, Pottstown to the Perkiomen Trail

• #15 SRT, Pottstown to French Creek State Park
MontCo lists two planned trail corridors in 2015 primary trail network plan:
http://www.montcopa.org/DocumentCenter/View/586

• #6 Manatawny Trail

• #14 West Trail

PA SCORP – 2014 Statewide Outdoor Recreation Survey

• 89% of the 7000+ surveyed responded that trails and natural areas were valued most about their communities.

• 41% of respondents listed community-wide trail systems as the highest priority item for local community
investment in the next 5 years.

Sly Fox Brewery donates over $4,700 to SRT through SRT Ale sales in 2016
• More than $8,000 over two years

Download Entire PDF (14 MB)

Construction Postponed on Grosstown Road (Route 4042) Bridge Project in West Pottsgrove Township

Montgomery County Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership

King of Prussia, PA – Construction for the Grosstown Road (Route 4042) bridge, which spans Manatawny Creek in West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County has been postponed. It was previously scheduled to begin during the week of July 24.

Construction is now expected to begin during the week of August 7 and be complete in late November. During this time, drivers 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 still change.

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.

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.

4th Annual Fishing Derby Saturday May 27th, 2017 – UPDATED DATE & TIME

West Pottsgrove Township 4th Annual Fishing Derby

Saturday, May 27th, 2017
9:00 am- 12:00 pm

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-registe red, Registration begins on April 1; 2017. Sign ups sheets will be available at The West Pottsgrove Police Station and The West Pottsgrove Township
building located at 980 Grosstown Road, Stowe, West Pottsgrove Township; Montgomery County, PA 1 9464

This event is FREE to ALL WEST POTTSGROVE RESIDENTS and their Children under 16 years old.

FREE HOT DOG & DRINK FOR ALL REGISTERED CHILDREN

Every registered child will receive one free dog and one free drink Other refreshments will be available for purchase.

Event is RAIN or SHINE!

Prizes for all age groups.

See all Rules & Regulations at registration.

Parking will be available on Sell Road the day of the event.

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

Election Day November 8th

Come out to vote at the West Pottsgrove Township building on Tuesday, November 8th

Voting opens at 7:00 a.m. and polls close at 8:00 p.m.   The Township Office is closed on this day.

Senator Bob Mensch Holds Successful Montgomery County Veteran ID Event

Harrisburg – Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) held a successful and well-attended Veteran ID event with State Representative Justin Simmons (R- 131) on Friday, September 16 for Montgomery County veterans.

Over 40 veterans and their family members attended. Veterans met with the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds who recorded their discharge papers and provided them with a Veteran Photo ID card. The cards entitle veterans to a discount at over 500 Montgomery County businesses.

“I’m pleased that Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds is able to provide this valuable outreach program to our veterans,” said Mensch. “The Vet ID program is a great way to honor and thank our vets for their service and promote small businesses in Montgomery County.”

Staff from US Senator Pat Toomey’s office and Congressman Ryan Costello’s office also assisted constituents with federal-related questions.

Senator Mensch is also hosting a free shredding event with Representative Simmons on Saturday, October 22 from 9am to 11am at the Red Hill Fire Company parking lot (71 East Fourth Street, Red Hill, PA). Constituents can bring up to 6 bags of paper to be shredded. In order to ensure that they are able to serve as many constituents as possible, paper cannot be accepted from businesses or commercial entities.

CONTACT: Sarah Rasmussen srasmussen@pasen.gov (215) 541-2388