A parade of dump trucks and construction equipment was evident in New London Wednesday as paving was underway at the West Grove Fire Company's Station 122.
The much-needed repair and replacement of the driveway and parking areas got underway last week as the old surface was milled and the base area under the pavement was prepared for paving. Wednesday's paving was part of a two-step process: the thick base of asphalt was laid first in all areas. A final finish layer will be added in the spring to complete the project. RT Price Excavating and Paving of Oxford is doing the work for the WGFC.
The New London Station is one of three stations operated by the WGFC. The fire company first established the New London Station in 1993 as part of the WGFC's strategic vision to expand its stations to best cover the growing community. The first station in West Grove has been in place in the borough since the company's founding in 1905. A third fire station, in London Britain Township, was added in 2012.
The WGFC provides fire/rescue/EMS services to a 68-square mile area the covers West Grove borough and Penn and New London Townships, and portions of London Grove, Franklin and London Britain Townships. In addition, the WGFC provides ambulance service to a large portion of Londonderry Township.