Wawa Construction to Continue in November

The building of the Wawa gas station at Red Lion Rd. and Philmont Ave. is expected to resume next month.

If you drove by the intersection of Red Lion Road and Philmont Avenue sometime during the summer, you saw construction workers diligently working to get the land ready for the new Wawa gas station that was approved about a year ago.

Recently, however, motorists who travel on that road on a daily basis may have noticed a lack of workers on the site.  The development of the site is currently in a holding pattern of sorts. The developer was responsible for clearing out the land, taking care of the underground storm water issues, and creating a right-hand turn lane on Red Lion Road. Now it is up to Wawa to build the actual building and install the fueling stations.

According to the township, Wawa is supposed to start this construction in November.

“(The site) has been this way for a little while now but the construction schedule should begin in November,” said Chris Hoffman, assistant manager of the township.

The developer is also responsible for installing a pedestrian bridge, which will cross the creek on the Self Storage side of Philmont Ave. The building of that structure will be completed in the next couple of weeks as well, according to the township.

Jared Cobert October 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Good points, Marty. This will also be the first wawa in LM (philmont and byberry is in NE phi). It will be nice to have a wawa with more of a neighborhood feel and it's proximity to the LMPD bodes well for safety.
Jared Cobert October 20, 2012 at 11:54 PM
David N October 21, 2012 at 01:34 AM
You're comment re the Bethayres Market was unfair. And misinformed. They ARE competitive in most of their products. Compare their ads with Giant, where we visit often. And their meats are very reasonable.
marty smith October 21, 2012 at 10:35 AM
RE. Bethayres market, yes they do have sales on certain things in the store but as a whole they are over priced. See what mustard or soup cost there, then go to any store and its cheaper. One last thing is you etter check experation dates on anything you buy there. Thats a fact.
Debra McLaughlin October 23, 2012 at 12:55 AM
With all the talk of expanding sidewalks, why can't sidewalks be put on both sides of the street on Welsh Road from Huntingdon Pike up to Valley Road. If you live anywhere on the other side of Valley, it is impossible to walk to get to any of the stores in the Bethayers Plaza.


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