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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.

 

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 2023.

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.

BRIDGETOWN PIKE INTERSECTION
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.

WOODBOURNE ROAD INTERSECTION
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 2024.  Traffic Planning & Design, the Township's traffic engineer, is completing the
work for the Township.

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. 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 bid is being prepared to complete the base bid and alternates most effectively within the established budget ($1M) under the Township’s 2023 Capital Improvement Projects. 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. 

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

  • S. Flowers Mill Road (from E. Maple Ave to Lincoln Highway), including drainage improvements near culvert
  • Frosty Hollow Road (from Upper Orchard Drive to Bristol Oxford Valley Road)  Pennhill Drive (cul-de-sac and length of roadway to Neshaminy Street)
  • Rising Sun Avenue (L-shape roadway off W. Lincoln Highway)
Included as Alternates:  
  • North Fire Station Parking Lot
  • Frosty Hollow Road Walking Path (from Juniper Drive to Bristol Oxford Valley Road)
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 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.

Construction is underway with road improvements expected to be completed in February 2023. The signal will be installed by summer 2023.

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.