2022 Road Improvements
Upper Allen Township’s Roadway Improvements will be authorized to go out to bid at the April 20 Board of Commissioner’s Meeting. Road improvements this year include: Buckingham, Clover, Derbyshire, Emily, Hawthorne, Rye Circle, Sheffield and Wakefield.
Additionally, the walking paths at Fisher Park and the Dog Park will be upgraded to ADA compliant specs.
Miscellaneous: Hawthrone Culvert Replacement, E. Winding Hill Rd. Signalized Pedestrian Crossing connecting Winding Hill North and South and the driveway entrance to the property purchased to be developed as a park at 1215 McCormick Road (access off of Lisburn Rd).
In early 2014 the Board of Commissioners engaged the Township’s consulting engineer, C. S. Davidson, to evaluate the overall condition of approximately 70 miles of Township-owned roads. Davidson worked with Township staff for several months to collect roadway data and used the data to develop a 10-Year Roadway Management Plan for Upper Allen Township.
The draft plan was presented to the Board of Commissioners in September, 2016. The plan was changed to a 15-year plan in 2016 due to high-cost maintenance. Click here to review a copy of the report. (Updated as of 3-25-2020)
Questions About Road Surfacing
Q: Will I have access to my property on the day of the roadwork?
A: Yes, but you will have to park on an adjacent street until the road surface is completely dry.
Q: How will I know when construction is completed?
A: The “No Parking” signs will have been removed on your street. an adjacent street until the road surface is completely dry.
Q: When can I drive or walk on the road surface?
A: After the street cones and “No Parking” signs are removed and the street is opened to traffic. This will be the assurance of a completely cured surface. Typically you can drive on the road within one to two hours. We advise that you drive slow and do not turn your wheels unless your vehicle is moving.
Q: What if I get asphalt on my car or in my house?
A: Fresh soap and water may remove it but a citrus-based cleaner such as Goo-Gone works best.
Q. How will I know when construction will start on my street?
A: “No Parking” signs will be placed on your street.
Q: “No Parking” signs were posted on my street however no work was done. Why is this?
A: Weather, especially rain, can delay work. The signs will remain in place until we begin work.
Q: I had to walk on the fresh pavement, can I enter my home or car?
A: If you have walked on the fresh pavement, it is not recommended to wear the shoes in your house or car.
Q: Why does my road appear rough, especially at the seams?
A: Initially the surface will appear rough however over time the surface will smooth out to a more uniform texture.