Street Paving Program for July/August/September 2019

Hi All,

To see if your street will be paved this summer, please go to this link: https://www.upperdublin.net/paving-programs/

Scheduled dates for individual streets will be posted here.  Township inspectors will be on-site during all of the work.  If you require additional information, please contact Andy Fowler at 215-643-1600, extension 3335. These dates can change so check the website often for updates.

There are three levels of street work: Mill and overlay resurfacing, Nova chip, and Ralumac.

Mill and Overlay:
Temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted by our Highway Department at least one day in advance of the actual work being done.  The No Parking signs are for Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. During the milling process (existing blacktop is removed), you will be able to get your cars into and out of your driveway except when the milling equipment is working directly in front of your property. After an area is paved, please wait a few hours before you drive on it for the new blacktop to be properly compacted and cooled. You are encourage to not make sharp turns into and out of your driveway for a few days after paving to prevent the appearance of tire marks on your new roadway.

Although work may not be done on your particular street until later in the day, the contractor usually begins work at 7:00 AM. You are strongly encouraged to make sure that your automobiles are moved out of your driveways and off your street before this time.
If you need to get into or out of your driveway during the time that the milling work is in progress, particularly when work is being done directly in front of your house, you may have to wait up to ½ hour. If there are unusual circumstances that warrant consideration, please contact the Upper Dublin Township Public Works Department as soon as possible to provide phone contact information.



Nova Chip
This year these streets will receive some preliminary work before the final application of Nova Chip at the end of September.  This preliminary work will be done in two stages.  First the entire street will be swept of all debris.  This will be followed immediately by the installation of a High Performance Chip Seal which is a preventive maintenance process designed to pre-treat your street by sealing out water and helping to eliminate cracking.  Please be aware that any loose stone will be minimal and will be swept during the week of 9/2/19. Following this, Township crews will perform some additional crack sealing and some milling to get the roads ready for the Nova Chip application at the end of the month.
Streets will be posted with “No Parking”.  The township would appreciate it if you would refrain from on-street parking during this work so crews can work quickly and efficiently.
Nova Chip is an ultra-thin material placed over a heavy application of polymer emulsion in a single pass that seals your street as well as provides a new road surface. This is excellent for use on high traffic areas due to its ability to be quickly re-opened to traffic. Nova Chip has a life span of 10 – 15 years, under all types of conditions, making this material an important tool for preserving roads and highways.
The process requires closure of at least one traffic lane at a time, so through traffic will be delayed or prohibited as needed. Local traffic and emergency vehicles will be accommodated, but delays could occur during the application. Township staff will monitor and coordinate the work and would appreciate any assistance with minimizing driveway traffic during the application.

Ralumac
Door hangers will be placed on your home the day prior to paving on your street. Temporary “No Parking” signs will be posted by our Highway Department at least one day in advance of the actual work being done.
Although work may not be done on your particular street until later in the day, the contractor usually begins work at 7:00 AM.  You are strongly encouraged to make sure that your automobiles are moved out of your driveways and off your street before this time.
If you need to get into or out of your driveway during the time that work is in progress, particularly when work is being done directly in front of your house, you may have to wait a few hours so the material has time to properly set up.  If there are unusual circumstances that warrant consideration, please contact the Upper Dublin Township Public Works Department as soon as possible.
The contractor and the Township will do everything we can to reduce the inconvenience to our residents during this paving project and we ask for your patience and cooperation.
Ralumac® micro-surfacing is a cost-effective preventive maintenance material for renewing surfaces and protecting pavements. A quick, economical surface treatment for asphalt and PCC, micro-surfacing provides a smooth, black, highly textured and durable pavement surface. 
Ralumac micro-surfacing mixture sets quickly, and the road can be reopened to traffic in about an hour.  When applying the Ralumac to the road surfaces, the contractor must overlap his paving passes to get full coverage.  Depending on the width of the street, two or three passes may be required.  This process causes ridges to appear at these overlaps.
  However, as the traffic action kneads the material, closing up the surface rendering it virtually impervious. 
The traffic will wear down any irregularities in the paving surface and will smooth them out in a relatively short time.  Please be advised, this road application will not look like a road that is milled and overlayed.  It will leave a gritty appearance until the traffic wears down the material and smooths it out.  This is normal.  Ralumac is used for micro-surfacing as part of preventive maintenance programs, and for rut filling and texturing for moderate to heavy volume roads--over both asphalt and concrete pavements.  A successful Ralumac micro-surfacing project can last from 6 to 9 years, depending on application and project conditions.



Upper Dublin’s Tricentennial Parade –
Saturday, May 4

In the evening, (5:00 pm), watch as featured floats, fire trucks, marching bands, dancers and other community groups parade in celebration of all things Upper Dublin!




Icy Roads in Upper Dublin Call 911


If you see patches of ice on our roads that needs to be addressed, call 911 to get immediate help from the UD Township salt trucks.



Come Out to Monte Carlo Night and Support Upper Dublin!
March 23, 2019 @ 7.00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Upper Dublin Township Received $11.7 Million in Grants

Upper Dublin staff worked to acquire $11.7 million in grants from 2016-2018 and Upper Dublin has been upgraded to Aa1 rating.

Upper Dublin Library Received $750,000

Upper Dublin Library has just received $750,000 from the 2018 Keystone Grant for Public Library Facilities! This will help to fit out the new library at 520 Virginia Drive.

UD Award $1,000,000 for Bridge Repair

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission awarded UD $1,000,000 from the retro-reimbursement program for the bridge repair over Pine Run on Delaware Drive.


PennDOT & Montgomery County Award Grants to UD to Improve Traffic on Welsh Rd.

PennDOT awarded a grant to Upper Dublin, Horsham and Abington to install fiber optic lines along Welsh Road from PA 309 to US 611 interconnecting all the signals, and installing traffic adaptive signal capabilities at the majority of Welsh Road intersections in Upper Dublin and Horsham. The overall cost of the project is $2.75 Million. There is a 20% local match requirement of $550k. Upper Dublin’s match of $235k will be funded by BET, who is building the Promenade.
Also, Montgomery County has selected the Welsh Road Green Light Go project with an award for the $200k for Horsham, Abington, & UD of which approximately $86k goes to Upper Dublin. The additional $86k is available in case additional funds are required for this project or for other grant local match requirements.


Snow And Ice Removal

Sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice within 24 hours of the end of a winter storm to allow for safe pedestrian passage and will be enforced by the Upper Dublin Township Police Department.
It is illegal to shovel, plow or blow snow onto a street. To reduce the possibility of damage to your mailbox by the snowplow, check with the Public Works Department to be sure that your mailbox is installed at the proper height and setback from the street.
Remember to shovel snow to the right side of your driveway, facing the road. This will help to reduce the amount of snow pushed back into your driveway during plowing.
Questions? Call the Public Works Department at (215) 643-1600 ext. 3233



Snow Emergencies Off Street Parking

The Upper Dublin Police Department requests that during snow emergencies all residents use off-street parking for vehicles.
Residents without off-street parking should follow this schedule:
Even-Numbered Days: Parking is permitted on the side of the street with even-numbered houses.
Odd-Numbered Days: Parking is permitted on the side of the street with odd-numbered houses.
This will be strictly enforced by the Upper Dublin Township Police Department




Butler Pike Bridge Replacement Project 2020


A heads-up. The bridge on Butler Pike near Morris Road we be replaced beginning in early 2020 and will be completed by the winter 2020.


Dresher Care Facility to be Completed in Fall 2019

The new Dresher Care Facility on Dreshertown Rd. by the Dreshertown Plaza is slated to be completed in late fall 2019.

Substance Use Disorder

We have all heard about the effects of substance use disorder. If you would like information on treatment and prevention go to the website below from Montgomery County. There are many resources there including the locations of 50 drug take back boxes around the county and where people can get narcan.

www.montcopa.org/overdoseprevention



Thank You Senator Casey

Me w Sen Casey 3-23-17 L Best

I thanked Sen. Casey again last Thursday for holding his discussion about the affect of PFCs on the water quality in Horsham, Warminster and Upper Dublin and measures to address the cleanup on Sept. 22 2016 in Washington, D.C. I attended along with Upper Dublin Township Manager Paul Leonard, Horsham, and Warminster representatives as well as US Rep. Brendan Boyle, PA Reps. Meehan and Stevens. The discussion brought together Federal officials from the Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to listen to our concerns about the water quality in our communities. Sen. Casey ensured there would be only one contact on the Federal level to communicate with instead of the many different agencies thus streamlining the process of communication between the local level and the Federal government.



School Crossing Guard at the Yellow Posts

There was concern by many parents of Jarrettown Elementary School walkers of the chaos of drivers (possible cut-throughs) and speeders at the corner of Derry and Kenmare (the Yellow Posts) before and after school when the children try to cross the street at that intersection.  After the UD Police department analyzed the situation, they assigned  a crossing guard to that location every school day.


0% Tax Increase in UD Township Taxes in 2017

No tax increase for UD township taxes in 2017!
The Board of Commissioners unanimously approved
a zero tax increase for 2017.




Environmental Protection Advisory Board (EPAB)



The Board of Commissioners have made a public motion/action to task the Environmental Protection Advisory Board (EPAB) to review the science of the water quality in UD. This Advisory Board will help understand the science related to water quality and to focus the township's efforts regarding the water quality in UD.   


The BOC is concerned and will hold Aqua and other providers accountable.   For up to the minute updates please go to the UD Township website and the UD Water Quality Updates Facebook page set up by UD residents for news and reports.





Ft. Washington Office Park gets ZIP Ramp. Spring 2020

UD received $2.037 million grant from the state for a ZIP ramp that will lead from the PA Turnpike directly onto Commerce Drive. The ramp was in the works for three years and now has the funding to proceed.

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$10.5 Million in Grant or Reimbursement Funds Awarded to UD since 2014
Breakdown:

1. Virginia Drive Pine Run Bridges Reconstructions:
Over
$3.2 million from PennDOT
2. Virginia Drive Rapp Run Replacement:
$400k grants
from PA Dept. of Community & Economic Dev.
3. Virginia Drive Road Diet & Trail:
$1 million from
PennDOT Transportation Alternatives Program
(TAP) grant
4. Virginia Drive Cross County Trail Final Segment:
$750k PennDOT TAP grant
5. Commerce Drive Road Diet & Trail:
$2.853 million
from PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund and
$250k from PA Dept. of Community & Economic
Dev. just awarded
6. PA Turnpike Zip Ramp to Commerce Drive:
$2.038
million
just awarded through CFA Multimodal
Transportation Fund.
Overall the projects listed above have a
Total Cost Estimate of $18.9 Million. The $10.5 Million grant/reimbursement program awards plus $700k from Upper Dublin's land development set aside, the Township is obligated to contribute $7.7 million. The Township is pursuing additional grants from PennDOT.




New Traffic Light Intersection in FWOP


Will be constructed at the sharp turn in the road between the Best Western Hotel and the new Trumark Financial Credit Union headquarters at 335 Commerce. This intersection will also serve the new Life Time Fitness facility, now under construction on an adjacent 13.8 acre site at Commerce Drive, facing the Turnpike tolls.




$250,000 Grant from the Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program


This grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) will help fund a redesign of the roadway and construction of a paved walking and biking trail.