Roadwork along Parker Road between Washington Township and Chester Township is coming along at a solid pace, as contractors continue to lay a water line between the municipalities.
The new line will bring clean drinking water to 73 different properties on the roadway in Chester Township whose water source was contaminated by the South Coombe Landfill.
An agreement was made between the two towns – with funding by the Department of Environmental Protection – to run the line from Washington Township to Chester Township for nearly two miles of Parker Road. Washington Township has built a pump house on Old Farmers Road and is building a new well behind the Municipal Utilities Authority on East Mill Road.
Crews were doing cleanup work along the Washington Township side of the project Friday morning and preparing to stretch the line into Chester Township in the coming weeks.
Clean drinking water for the 73 affected properties is expected to be available sometime in January, but the project’s completion date is expected for April of 2014.
Has the traffic along Parker Road been an inconvenience for you? Have you avoided the road because of the work being done Monday through Friday? Tell us in the comments.