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Lower Dolington Rd Trail Delay Heading Into Its 6th Month!

Lower Dolington Rd Trail Delay Heading Into Its 6th Month! | Newtown News of Interest |

Image: Work has been halted on the Lower Dolington Rd Trail (LDRT) for so long that  weeds are growing out of the cones! Photos taken on 8/24/22.
In May 2022, the Township Engineer informed the Board of Supervisors that the LDRT project encountered some “unexpected utility conflicts” during construction, which impact the underground infiltration trenches designed as part of this project. This is predominately in the area between Stanford Place and Everett Drive. Lumen – the company that owns the utility cable in question – was scheduled to relocate their conduit last year, which became January, then April, and now possibly the beginning of October!


Considering that Lumen will need 2 weeks to complete its job, work on the trail is not likely to restart until November!




UPDATE: As of December 21, 2022, the job of removing the cones and barrels, etc., has been completed! As of December 20, 2022, I see that cable is being laid underground on Lower Dolington Road north of Frost Lane. Hopefully this project, which began around December 5, 2022, is still on schedule to be completed within one mont

johnmacknewtown's insight:


Meanwhile, the site remains unsightly. It would cost the township $800-$1,000 to "redeploy" the contractor to come back to the site and do the job of removing these unneeded barrels and netting and debris (such as the cut cable, which remains but is blocked off by netting). In my opinion they should have done a cleanup BEFORE they left the site long ago.


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