Trash & Recycling Service Alert - July 15, 2024

Waste Management will be collecting Trash and Recycling approximately one (1) hour earlier than normal the week of July 15th Tuesday-Wednesday due to the forecasted heat. Please be sure to place all bins at the curb the evening prior. Collections may occur as early as 5 AM. We appreciate your understanding as steps are being taken to protect the well-being of our sanitation workers.

For more information about our trash and recycling collection, please visit our Trash & Recycling webpage.  To report a collection issue, please call Waste Management’s customer service line for Middletown residents at 1 (800) 255-8479.

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Township Projects

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 Middletown Board of Supervisors has budgeted $300,000 to update and convert the courts at Firefighters Park to eight pickleball courts. Often described as a combination of tennis, Ping-Pong and badminton, grew nearly 40 percent between 2019 and 2021, making it America's fastest-growing sport.
 
The existing tennis courts will be re-leveled, repaved and converted to pickleball courts to accommodate the growing interest in the sport. The budget also includes new benches and trash cans for the park. This project is expected to be completed in 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 2023.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be making improvements to Langhorne-Yardley Road (SR 2049) between Bridgetown Pike and Woodbourne Road.  Middletown Township has been actively working with PennDOT over the last several years to design this project and prepare it for construction by PennDOT’s contractor. 

The signalized intersection at Langhorne-Yardley Road and Bridgetown Pike will be replaced with a roundabout to improve traffic flow at safer speeds.  At the intersection of Langhorne-Yardley Road at Woodbourne Road, the northern leg of Woodbourne Road will be reconstructed to improve the alignment at the intersection, and auxiliary turn lanes will be constructed on all approaches.  The traffic signal system at this intersectional will also be modernized.  Pedestrian enhancements will be made as part of this project, including two pedestrian crossing signals near Maple Point Middle School.

Click to download the Project Overview Plan.

For more information about this project, please visit PennDOT’s website.

Middletown Township is developing a plan for improving multimodal transportation options including assessing viable locations to improve pedestrian facilities (sidewalks, crossings, etc.), add bike lanes, identify opportunities to improve bus stops, and improve access to other transportation options (i.e., train stations). Providing more access to alternative forms of transportation will ultimately reduce reliance on single-occupancy vehicles.
 
Middletown Township was awarded $85,000 from the Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) grant program by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) to complete this project.
 
The Multimodal Improvement Plan will be developed by consultants from Simone Collins in conjunction with Township elected officials and staff.
 
Public meetings about the Multimodal Improvement Plan will be held over the course of 2023. Residents who are interested in participating in public meetings can find more information on our website and social media channels as the meetings are scheduled. The plan is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

The Department of Public Works site will be undergoing phased improvements beginning in 2023. One of the improvements being replacement of gas and diesel tanks. The existing underground tanks will be removed and new tanks will be located above ground. Additional improvements at the public works site to increase efficiency and use of space are planned for future years.

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) ď‚· 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.