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Souderton OKs sidewalk contract

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SOUDERTON — Homes along Hillside Avenue will soon be getting new sidewalks and curbs.

At its Oct. 7 meeting, Souderton Borough Council approved a $221,961 bid from Ply-Mar Construction Company, of Plymouth Meeting, to do the work.

“This project will be paid in large part by a Community Development Block Grant that we received through the county in the amount of $198,000,” Borough Manager Mike Coll said.

In answer to a question from Mayor John Reynolds, Coll said the borough has funding in its budget to pay for the balance of the work not covered by the grant.

Coll said he doesn’t have a schedule yet for when the work will be done, but is hoping it starts by the end of October.

The sidewalk replacements will be in front of only residential properties between Wile Avenue and an alley near Main Street, he said.

“The residents will not be billed for any portion of the project,” Coll said.The borough will be doing milling and base coating of the street before winter, then do top coating in the spring, he said.In other matters at the Oct. 7 meeting:• Pennsylvania Department of Transportation was scheduled to do milling on East Broad Street between the railroad tracks and County Line Road the night of Wednesday, Oct. 9, although that date could change depending on weather, Public Works Director Steve Coll said.There will then be a two-week period for PECO to do gas line work and the borough to do manhole adjustments, after which the road will be […]

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