Street Paving Program for July/August/September 2020

The summer schedule will be published in March at this link: https://www.upperdublin.net/paving-programs/



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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.


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.

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