- Public Works
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Road Closure / Detour Notification
- Quarry Road - is closed from PA Route 100 with reopening TBA. The road is open from East Penn Avenue so there is access to Quarry Park which is now open to the Public. Note: Barricades are still in place from Route 100. Detours are in place.
- Church Street Bridge CLOSED - The Church Street Bridge, adjacent to the railroad tracks, is closed until further notice. Church Street is closed from Scenic View Drive to Alburtis Road.
Street sweeping starts in the month of April and continues through the summer (weather permitting). We cannot post an exact schedule because it could change on a moments notice due to weather, equipment malfunctions or other road issues which could expend our manpower. Moving parked vehicles while sweeping is in progress, is advised.
If you have questions about street cleaning, contact the Department of Public Works.
Street-Side Tree Trimming
Street-side tree trimming is ongoing by the Public Works Department or our contractors. For more information check our Trees/Trimming page.
Types of Road Resurfacing Materials
Ralumac (trade name), also known as (aka) micro surfacing, is a process of cold-applied asphaltic material designed for ultimate effectiveness as an overlay carpet. It is applied through a specially designed continuous flow machine. It allows for minimal shut down of traffic, minimizes the amount of loose stone, extends the life of the existing pavement for 7 to 10 years on low volume roads by sealing the road surface and does not significantly raise the current profile of the road.
This surface always appears to have a rough, uneven texture after application. Small stones will develop. The texture will smooth out over time as it cures and as more and more vehicles drive over it. The discoloration will eventually fade. The stones will be swept as needed at a later date; after a thorough curing process.
This surface is an approved Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) method and it is the most economical and the most prudent use of tax payer's dollars. We have used this process for many years within the interior Developments.
Ultra-Thin Wearing Course
Nova Chip (trade name) aka Ultra-Thin Wearing Course paving process places an ultrathin, coarse aggregate over a special asphalt membrane. This process is quickly completed in one pass, only minimally adds to the height of the existing surface, increases the life span by 7 to 10 years, provides better traction, less water absorption and allows for a quieter road surface.
High Performance Chip Seal / Fog Seal
High performance chip seal/fog seal is an oil and aggregate mixture applied in two passes. An asphalt emulsion is applied to the road followed immediately by a chip spreader application covering all of the sprayed surfaces. It is then compacted with a rubber tire roller that kneads and sets the aggregate into the sprayed emulsion. During this operation, traffic is minimally delayed and vehicles can be allowed at a reduced speed upon compaction. This process extends the road life by 5 to 10 years; seals minor cracks, provides added traction and minimizes water absorption.
The fog seal is then applied and is an application of asphalt emulsion sprayed onto the pavement surface. The emulsion is diluted to the proper consistency to obtain complete coverage of the roadway. Because fog seal works better on a coarse aggregate surface where asphalt emulsion has room to pond between aggregate particles, fog sealing is a highly satisfactory complement to a chip seal surface.
Fog seals are used to delay weathering of pavement, to waterproof pavement surface, to improve the pavement/s ability to keep water from penetrating the base course or subgrade and to reduce raveling.
PennDOT Customer Care Center
To submit questions, complaints, or concerns to PennDOT, please visit their online Customer Care Center.
The Customer Care Center will send an electronic response explaining the resolution to your question and or concern with an approximate time in which the work will be completed if required. If you prefer calling, please call 610-798-4280, ext. 100.