October 21, 2019

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

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

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

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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

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