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Sellersville awards bid for road improvement work


Sellersville is moving forward with a project aimed at improving Green Street and West Ridge Avenue.

Borough Council has awarded a bid to GoreCon of Chalfont to perform the roadwork. Among competing contractors, GoreCon was the low bidder for the job, which tallies $127,733, officials said.

GoreCon’s work will center on performing a roadway overlay on Green Street and reconstructing West Ridge. On West Ridge, that will include excavating the old roadway and subgrade, and installing a new subbase.

Construction is set to begin this summer and last two to three weeks, said Borough Manager David Rivet.

“Work is expected to be completed this summer -- possibly by the fall,” Rivet said. “The Sellersville Elementary School is located at the end of West Ridge Avenue, so it would benefit the contractor to perform the street reconstruction while school is out of session.”

Motorists looking to use Green Street and West Ridge Avenue should be on the lookout for possible closures once construction begins. “The streets would be closed during critical phases, but opened at night,” said Rivet.

The work on Green and West Ridge is part of the busy summer road work season in Sellersville. Most notably, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is starting the rehabilitation of the Main Street bridge that carries traffic over SEPTA-owned tracks.

Come October, Main Street will be closed between East Church Street and West Church Street. The closure is expected to last through October 2020, PennDOT said. During the closure, a detour will direct motorists to use Route 152, Route 309, Lawn Avenue and Route 563.

Loftus Construction of Cinnaminson, N.J. is performing the bridge rehab for $4,695,000. State funds are paying for the project. Built in 1927, the bridge is in a deteriorated condition, is considered structurally deficient, and needs the overhaul, officials said.