July 17, 1988 |
Construction of the entrance road to the 11-house Chestnut Hollow subdivision in Newlin Township is back on schedule for an Aug. 15 completion. Spurred by the supervisors' warning last month that they would act to halt construction of the development if the road were not completed on time, the developer has hired more people for the job, the board was told Monday night. The supervisors last month denied a request by the developer, Yorkbridge Associates of Kennett Square, for an extension to Oct. 11. They said the developer had plenty of time to get the work done and that the permanent road should be completed before more residents moved in. Supervisor Robert Pearson said Monday that the developer had three crews working on the project and that he expected the work to be completed on time.
March 15, 1990 |
A proposal to redesign the intersection of Route 30 and Central Avenue in Willistown Township, near Paoli Memorial Hospital, has drawn criticism from residents and business owners in the area. The plan was presented to township supervisors Tuesday. Township manager William A. Rosenberry, who presented the proposal, said the hospital first approached the township about the project in 1986. The proposed road improvements would eliminate a V-like right turn onto Central Avenue for drivers heading west on Route 30. After a short distance, Central Avenue intersects with Industrial Boulevard, which goes off to the left and runs north along one side of the hospital.
August 23, 1990 |
The Ambler Borough Council must come up with $26,000 to make a series of additions to a four-year-old road reconstruction plan. The council voted, 8-1, this week to approve additional traffic-light wiring, drainage repair and resurfacing work on Butler Avenue. The cost of that work will push the total for reconstruction to about $836,000, $26,000 above the project's cap, set in 1986. A Federal Highway Administration grant will pay for 75 percent of expenses, up to $810,000, but the borough is responsible for all expenses above that.
April 5, 1990 |
For the third year in a row, Upper Moreland Township will have to borrow money to maintain its roads. At a meeting Monday night, the Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to borrow $300,000 from Bank & Trust Co. of Old York Road to pay for badly needed improvements to township streets. The five-year note, which carries an interest rate of 6.25 percent, marks the third time in three years that Upper Moreland has needed to finance its highway program. In each of the last two years, the township borrowed $250,000.
July 27, 1988 |
Delanco's expectation of a fast getaway from the gate in a revitalized 1988 road-repair program has run into a slight snag. Not a single bid was received from a contractor for the first project advertised. "It was a big shock," said Richard Mueller, a member of the township committee and chairman of the public works committee. "We want them done bad. And we don't want to lose any time. " Eight streets are scheduled for repair or rebuilding this year, but no bids had been received by July 19, when bids were scheduled to be opened on the first two to be rebuilt, Princeton and West Avenues.
February 25, 1999 |
That nightmare of a highway interchange - Route 202 and the Schuylkill Expressway in King of Prussia - scene of two horrific crashes and two deaths this month, will be brought up to 21st-century standards. "That pretzel of an intersection, built in the 1950s for 70,000 daily vehicles going 40 mph, will be rebuilt to handle what we have now - 100,000 to 150,000 vehicles going 60-plus miles per hour," said PennDOT district administrator Andrew L. Warren yesterday at the agency's St. Davids headquarters.
February 27, 2001
Not long ago, everywhere I drove, some form of construction would be on the roads. They'd dig up the roads and perhaps get around to fixing them eventually. Under Mayor Street, I see no roadwork anywhere. What happened to the city budget? The potholes and problems with the streets haven't disappeared. I'd like something done about this before my car becomes a scrap heap. JAPHY RYDER Philadelphia
September 20, 1990 |
The Newtown Township Supervisors have voted to file suit against developer Ferguson & Flynn Inc. to force the company to finish road work in the Woods at Saxony development. The 3-2 vote Monday also requested that township solicitor Steve Harris look into whether the township had the money to finish the road improvements itself if the lawsuit proved unsuccessful. The decision was made after Harris told the supervisors his negotiations with Ferguson & Flynn had resulted in little more than the patching of a few potholes.
October 4, 1990 |
On rainy days, water runs down what was supposed to be John Tscherne's sidewalk and washes away stones and earth from his front yard. Tscherne lives on Poppy Lane in the West Meadows development, located off Prospect Avenue in West Grove, where work stopped earlier this year, leaving roads unpaved, sidewalks and curbs unfinished, and - because the roads have not been legally adopted by the borough - only partial local police protection for 85...
August 27, 1986 |
It was a close call, but Philadelphia's 15th annual Old City Labor Day Weekend Festival has survived the black hole on Second Street. After denying permission for the festival last week, city officials have changed their minds and decided to allow this weekend's festival to go on. The problem was a construction project that has one lane of Second Street, normally used for the festival, torn up from just below Market Street to Walnut Street....