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Middletown Township continuously invests its resources into projects that improve the infrastructure, safety, accessibility, functionality, and beauty of our community on a routine basis.  The information below contains updates and plans for several ongoing projects.

To see a full list of planned and future capital improvement projects, please view the Township's Capital Improvement Plan, available in our annual budget.


This project involves replacing the bridge that carries Brownsville Road over Neshaminy Creek. In order to do so, 0.07 acres of right-of-way and 0.08 acres of temporary construction access of Periwinkle Park are needed. The project will not affect activities, features, or attributes of Periwinkle Park. This project is anticipated to begin Summer 2022.

The project plans can be viewed here.

The Cobalt Ridge Playground is a high-use playground with a great neighborhood relationship located in the greenbelt close to the Queen Anne Creek. The existing playground has reached the end of its life and will be replaced in 2022. 

The new playground plans were approved by at the Board of Supervisors meeting on February 7, 2022. The new playground has many inclusive features so that children in wheelchairs will have direct access to features, solitude seats designed for children on the autistism spectrum, a music feature, Expression swings, plus new benches and trash cans. 

Watch the Cobalt Ridge Presentation to the Board of Supervisors and check out this 3D rendering video of the new playground to see what is coming in 2022!  The new playground is expected to be open by the end of Summer 2022.

In March 2021, the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors appointed Dynamix Consulting Group to conduct a fire services study, assessing the delivery of fire services to the community.  Through the spring and summer of 2021, the consultants worked with the Township's four volunteer fire companies and staff to create the assessment and craft recommended ways to improve service delivery.  The study findings were presented to the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors on Monday, September 20, 2021.  The study document can be found here.

In early 2022, the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors re-engaged Dynamix Consulting Group to assist in the development of a Fire Services Strategic Plan. Stakeholders from all four fire companies and the Township's Department of Fire & Emergency Management met during a strategic planning session on April 9, 2022. This day of planning lead to the creation of the Strategic Plan that will outline a path toward improving the community’s fire services.

The Board of Supervisors adopted the Fire Services Strategic Plan on Monday, May 16, 2022. The full plan can be read here.

Middletown Township has a multi-year ADA Curb Ramp Program representing our commitment to bringing neighborhood pedestrian accessibility up to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.  ADA ramps are typically installed at the ends of a segment of sidewalk allowing someone to more easily navigate between sidewalks and across roadways.  When possible, the Township tries to install ADA ramps before a road is repaved.

The 2022 ADA Curb Ramp Program targets approximately 27 ramps in the Cobalt Ridge and Quincy Hollow neighborhoods.  This program is being largely funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount og $150,000.  The Middletown Township Board of Supervisors authortized preparation and advertisement of bid specifications for the project on June 13, 2022.  A contract is expected to be awarded in July 2022. Construction is expected to occur in the late summer into the fall.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will also be installing ADA curb ramps on select state roads through 2023.

On June 13, 2022, the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors authorized advertisement of bid specifications to complete Phase 2 improvements to the Langhorne Gables neighborhood.  A resident meeting was held in late May 2022 to inform residents about these plans.  A contractor is expected to be awarded later in the summer of 2022.

Middletown Township has been working for several years with PennDOT to bring major improvements to Langhorne-Yardley Road. The project will include improvements at the Langhorne-Yardley Road intersections with Bridgetown Pike and Woodbourne Road, spanning the southern boundary of Core Creek Park. The plan overview can be viewed here. 

A public presentation was made on this project on July 20, 2020, which can be viewed here.

At the Bridgetown Pike intersection with Langhorne-Yardley Road, a traffic circle is proposed in place of the existing "Y" shaped signalized intersection. Traffic circles naturally calm traffic by reducing speeds while maintaining consistent flow from all directions and during peak and non-peak traffic times.  This plan includes significant pedestrian improvements, including a planned connection to the Bridgetown Pike entrance to Core Creek Park.  The plans to improve this intersection can be viewed here.

At the Woodbourne Road intersection, Woodbourne Road will be reoriented to create a
wider, realigned approach on the north side of the intersection. The Woodbourne Road and Langhorne-Yardley Road intersection will also have dedicated left-turn lanes on all four sides.  This plan includes improvements for pedestrian access and crossing.  The plans to improve this intersection can be viewed here.

These improvements are made possible with township, county, state, and federal funds. More than a dozen agencies in all levels of government have been involved to bring this project to fruition. Middletown Township's involvement has accelerated the project timeline by several years. The estimated completion date for these
improvements is in 2023.  Traffic Planning & Design, the Township's traffic engineer, is completing the
work for the Township.

Beginning in 2019, the Neighborhood Sign Program is bringing a fresh look to neighborhoods throughout our community.  Many neighborhoods in our community are referred to by their development name.  Several neighborhoods had signs indicating these names, some of which were more than fifty years old.  The Neighborhood Sign Program is a multi-year beautification project aimed at providing a fresh, cohesive visual identity to the neighborhoods of Middletown Township.

Phase 1 of the program concluded in 2019, and saw the replacement of approximately 45 green signs.  All neighborhood signs standing at the time of the program were replaced.  The Middletown Township Department of Public Works installed each sign to reduce project costs.

Phase 2 of the program is underway in 2021, and will add 50 new signs at many previously unmarked neighborhood entrances.  Existing maroon and green signs in Forsythia Gate and Highland Park will also be replaced.  Signs at most Township parks will also be replaced.  Phase 2 signs are being scheduled for installation by the Department of Public Works.

The new signs are made of solid high-density urethane, finished with automotive paint and reflective lettering.  Breakaway posts are an added safety and durability feature.  The neighborhood signs were designed by Middletown Township's own Terry McCloskey.

For more information about the Neighborhood Sign Program, please contact Ashley Casey.

Photo of Neighborhood sign at Sycamore Ridge

Middletown Township's Road Improvement Program is a fourteen-year plan to repave more than 100 miles of Township-owned roads in the community.  Damaged and worn roads can cause safety hazards and additional risk to vehicle maintenance. It is important to keep road repaving on schedule because delays cause additional wear to roads, making them more expensive to fix and maintain over longer periods of time.

The tenth year of the Road Improvement Program was recently authorized by the Middletown Township Board of Supervisors and will repave 3.85 miles of road. Road paving is focused on the Idlewood neighborhood, as well as select other Township-owned roads in the Township.  A full list is available below. Repaving is expected to occur between July and September.

The contract to complete this work was awarded to JD Morrissey, Inc., for $1.76 million. The Township solicits bids for repaving several miles of Township roads each year. Soliciting bids from contractors allows the Township to find a competitive rate from various businesses, while avoiding overhead costs such as equipment and seasonal personnel. Also included with this bid are the repaving of a parking lot and walking path at Twin Oaks Park, as well as paving of a lot at the Middletown Community Center for pickleball courts..

The full list of roads (all or in part) to be paved include:

  • Doublewoods Rd, from Fulling Mill Rd to dead end;
  • Knoll Ave, entire length;
  • Shaw Ave, entire length;
  • Fairhill Ave, from Old Lincoln Highway to dead end;
  • Grand Ave, entire length;
  • S Hazel Ave, entire length;
  • Hill St, entire length;
  • Orchard Ave, entire length;
  • Walnut St/Bristol Ave, from parking lot on PFC John Delola Ave to municipal line;
  • Dogwood St, entire length;
  • Turtle Ln, entire length;
  • Deer Dr, entire length;
  • E Ravine Ave, entire length.
  • Eagle Ln, entire length;
  • Pheasant Dr, entire length;
  • Granite Ave, entire length;
  • Forget Me Not Ln, entire length;
  • Twin Oaks Park, entrance, parking lot, and a portion of walking path; (Alternate Bid No. 1)
  • Middletown Senior Citizen Center, rear parking lot repaving and installation of three pickleball courts. (Alternate Bid No. 2)
In addition to these roads, PennDOT is busy throughout the area repaving state-owned roads.
Construction is expected to be completed by the fall.  Please follow posted signage as crews perform work.

A new traffic signal is planned for the intersection of Woodbourne Road at Swift Road and Lower Silver Lake Road.  Currently, the intersection is controlled by two stop signs on Swift Road and Lower Silver Lake Road.  The Township’s traffic engineer conducted a warrant analysis in 2018 which identified the need for a signal on the basis of the intersection’s traffic volume and speeds.  The addition of a signal is expected to more safely control traffic flowing through this intersection.  The planned signal will be coordinated with the existing signal at Woodbourne and the Newtown Bypass (SR 332).

A community meeting about this project was held on June 6, 2022.  The Township’s traffic engineer shared this slideshow about the project.  The project plans can be viewed here.

The Board of Supervisors authorized advertisement of bid specifications to complete this project in May 2022.  Awarding a bidder is expected to occur in August 2022.  Construction is expected to be completed by winter 2022, pending adequate supply of signal components.