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Falls Sets Wheels in Motion for Road Program

The Falls Township Board of Supervisors is looking to make driving on township roads much smoother. Through 2021, the Supervisors plan to fully reconstruct or improve a dozen roads.

During the Supervisors virtual meeting Monday night, the board voted unanimously to authorize advertisement of its 2020 road improvement program. As part of that project, the following roads are planned for full-depth reconstruction: Simons Drive between Lions Drive and Bernard Drive; Gilbert Drive between Elbow Lane and Bernard Drive; Decou Drive between Walnut Lane and West Trenton Avenue; and Burgess Avenue from dead end to North Lafayette Avenue. The following roads are planned for mill and overlay improvements: Elbow Lane from Stony Hill Road and the Falls Township boundary; Walnut Lane from the dead end to North Pennsylvania Avenue; and North Lafayette Avenue from North Pennsylvania Avenue to West Trenton Avenue.

For 2021, the road program consists of full-depth reconstruction of Pinewood Drive, Willow Drive and Elderberry Drive.

In addition, the Supervisors approved professional services proposals from Township Engineer Jones Engineering Associates for the 2020 and 2021 road programs. Jones Engineering will provide construction inspection and oversight for all work within the project scope and attend weekly progress meetings. For the 2021 road program, the firm will undertake those services, as well as surveying and base mapping, pavement core sampling and underground utility verification, engineering design and bid administration. The total cost for engineering services for both years is $1,261,300.

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