The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is a Galfrode block pavement restoration project in Valley Forge National Historic Park in Montgomery County Upper Melion Township and Chester County Tolediflin Township, to be constructed Monday, 25 October. Announced it debut.

Due to the nature of the construction, starting Monday, October 25, Galfrod will be closed, bypassing the outer road and Thomas Road within the park boundaries. During the closed time, Gulph Road drivers will be advised to use Route 23 (Valley Forge Park Road), North Gulph Road and Richards Road. The road closure is valid until May 2022.

Drivers are advised to take extra time when navigating the work area as backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities depend on the weather.

In this project, a Pennsylvania contractor will repair a boulder of degraded granite approximately 180 straight feet in Galfrode in front of the National Memorial Arch, while preserving the historic significance of the road and providing a comfortable ride for the general public. To improve.

Improvement projects include the removal and reuse of existing granite blocks and curbs as much as possible. Damaged blocks and curbs are replaced with new “real” curbs and granite blocks of the same dimensions. Contractors also use original materials stored at the National Park Service (NPS), such as curbs, granite boulders, and bollards.

The granite block pavement was first installed around 1921 after the construction of the National Memorial Arch in 1914, with several pavement renovations in 1997. In addition, this project does not change the characteristics of the National Historic Park of Valley Forge. List of the National Register of Historic Places. All pavement restorations will be built in accordance with the standards of the Secretary of the Interior for the treatment of historic goods.

Marino Corporation of Skippack Township, Montgomery County is a general contractor for the 100% publicly funded $ 689,496 project scheduled for completion in the summer of 2022.

Roadway project in Valley Forge Park begins October 25

Roadway project in Valley Forge Park begins October 25