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Lower Makefield Dramatically Expands Its Road Improvement Program Using $750,000 in American Rescue Plan Money!

Lower Makefield Dramatically Expands Its Road Improvement Program Using $750,000 in American Rescue Plan Money! | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

The township supervisors at their Jan. 19 meeting unanimously voted to advertise for bids on the 2022 road improvement program estimated to cost about $3 million.

 

Board members also approved advertising for bids on painting three of the four township swimming pools and repairing four tennis courts at the township’s Community Park on Edgewood Road.

 

In addition, the supervisors at the meeting unanimously voted to approve a $307,500 settlement of a lawsuit filed by a former police officer who had been fired by the township.

 

On the road program, the township will advertise for a base bid on repaving all or parts of 56 roads totaling 11.41 miles. In addition, two alternate bids will ask for prices on doing some parking lot paving at Memorial Park on Woodside Road and repaving some roads in the Yardley Run development, township Engineer Andy Pockl said.

 

Township Manager Kurt Ferguson said this year’s plan represents a dramatic expansion of the road improvement program, which for the last several years has repaved an average of about 2.5 miles a year.

 

His proposals to fund the 2022 program include taking out a $1.65 million loan and using about $750,000 of American Rescue Plan Act money.

 

johnmacknewtown's insight:

In contrast, Newtown Township in set to advertise for bids to repave only 1.73 miles of road as a "base bid." The 2022 Budget only includes $300,000 for road repairs. See the 2022 Newtown Road Repair Map.

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