Route 23 to close for construction in Schuylkill Township

SCHUYLKILL TWP — A mile-long section of Route 23 will close during the daytime hours of weekdays starting later this month for Aqua Pennsylvania work.

A press release put out Monday by PennDOT said Route 23 will be closed between Country Club Road and Valley Park Road in Schuylkill Township from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Jan. 20.

The closures are expected to remain in place “through the end of March 2014,” the release said.

Aqua is replacing a water main in that location.

“During this operation, there will be separate detours for passenger vehicles and large trucks,” the release said. “Passenger vehicles will be detoured over Country Club Lane and Valley Park Road. Large trucks will be detoured over U.S. Route 422, Main Street and Route 724.”

The company said “local access will be maitained up to the construction zone” and “motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.”

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