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Lower Dolington Road Trail Construction Barricades Present a Safety Hazard!

Lower Dolington Road Trail Construction Barricades Present a Safety Hazard! | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

At the May 25, 2022, Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, the supervisors approved “Change Order No. 2” for the Lower Dolington Road Trail. This extended the date of completion for all authorized work to July 19, 2022.

 

Meanwhile, construction is NOT underway and hasn’t been underway since way for at least 2 months.

 

Barrels & Netting Hazard!

 

Meanwhile, several residents have raised a valid point regarding the barrels & netting construction barriers that are still standing (see image).

 

"With the barrels and netting in place neither the handicapped nor able bodied are able to cross at these locations," said one resident. "That presents a safety hazard to those who want to cross at those locations.  Removing those barriers should have taken place a long time ago.”

 

I agree! The township doesn't need another car versus pedestrian incident!

 

UPDATE (6/28/22): The barrels and netting have been relocated to allow access to the new sidewalks and crossing as well as improving motorist line of site when making turns onto Lower Dolington Road, which was also a concern of residents.

johnmacknewtown's insight:

 

This project has been delayed several times. This time the problem is with underground fiber optic cables that should have been moved but weren't. Construction workers actually cut into a cable that they did not know was there. Luckily, it was not an active cable.

 

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