Swallow Hill Road repair plans dragging for some
Scott Township's plans to repair Swallow Hill Road are progressing, but at a pace slower than commissioners had hoped.
Township engineer Larry Lennon said at the commissioners' July 9 meeting that utility companies have been notified of the upcoming road work, and asked if they have any work to do in the Swallow Hill area so that the projects can be coordinated.
Lennon said field surveys and traffic counts also have been completed.
The project will include repairs to Swallow Hill Road between Greentree and Scrubgrass roads, and is estimated to cost $1.5 million.
Lennon said his firm, Lennon Smith Souleret Engineering Inc., has talked with contractors about the possibility of finishing the project by the end of the year. They believe at least one-third of the project can be finished by then.
Commissioners hope for more than that, though progress depends on PennDOT's ongoing Scrubgrass Road project. The detour from Scrubgrass takes drivers onto Swallow Hill, hence work cannot start there until the Scubgrass work is complete.
Lennon said PennDOT has indicated the project should finish by mid-September, a month after the original estimated completion date.
A public works committee meeting to discuss the Swallow Hills project is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the municipal building. Bids will be opened Aug. 22, and commissioners expect to award a contract on Aug. 27.
Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or email@example.com.
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