Coatesville Set for Utility Upgrade: Pennsylvania American Water to Begin Construction on 8th Avenue

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COATESVILLE, PA — Residents of Chester County, brace for some minor disruptions as Pennsylvania American Water gears up to commence utility construction on 8th Avenue in the City of Coatesville. The project, which is set to begin on Tuesday, March 5, is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to enhancing its infrastructure and improving service delivery.

The construction operation will span over a month, ending on Friday, April 5. During this period, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on weekdays, a lane closure is scheduled at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Walnut Street. Motorists who frequently use this route are advised to allow extra travel time due to anticipated backups and delays.

It’s important to note that all scheduled activities are weather-dependent, and unexpected changes in weather conditions could potentially alter the construction timeline. As such, residents should stay updated on any changes to the schedule.

The utility upgrade comes under a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit, allowing Pennsylvania American Water to carry out the construction on the public highway. This permit is part of PennDOT’s efforts to regulate activities that impact state-owned highways and ensure safety and efficiency during the construction period.

The upgrade aims to enhance the reliability of water services and cater to the needs of the growing population in Chester County. As Pennsylvania American Water commences this significant project, patience and understanding from Coatesville residents and motorists will be paramount.

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