Adding an extraordinary winter to a months-long project that required digging up portions of roadway, one can only imagine the condition a roadway would be in once summer came around.
Interim patchwork and pothole filling has been used as a stopgap for the stretch of pavement between Old Farmers Road in Washington Township and State Park Road in Chester Township, as the more than the 2-mile length was nearly decimated.
The construction of an extended water line to serve 70 properties in Chester Township that began in August 2013, coupled with a frigid winter, turned that stretch of Parker Road into a driver’s nightmare.
But, according to Chester Township Police, the repaving of the road has been scheduled and set to begin this month.
A road repair company is expected to begin work on School House Lane in Chester Township Monday, July 7, with full milling and paving between Old Farmers Road and State Park Road to begin on Monday, July 14, according to Lt. Tom Williver.
The road will not be fully closed during the projected two-week schedule, Williver said, but motorists should expect delays in the area as traffic will be down to one alternating lane of travel.
Paving is the end product of $7.3 million in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency.