2022 Road Paving
Over $3,078,000 was budgeted by the Board of Supervisors for road paving and repairs of Township Roads for the 2022 season.
The 2022 Road Paving Project, which involves milling, selected base repair, and final roadway paving with curb ramps, where necessary, is a much more robust then in previous years. Funding comes from three (3) funding sources. These include a road loan from the Debt Services Fund in the amount of $1,500,000, the American Rescue Fund in the amount of $750,000 and the Liquid Fuels Fund in the amount of $777,233. In a typical year, the Liquid Fuels Fund is the main source of funding for the Township’s Road Paving Program. The road loan is a short-term loan, to be paid off in three years. What is also noteworthy is this additional funding does not increase taxes.
This year’s program totals fifty-seven (57) roads encompassing 11.41 miles in paving. Compared to what we have been paving in the last ten (10) years, this translates to about 4 years of paving in 2022. As a result, our 2023 and 2024 paving list (years 2 and 3 in our paving plan presented in the 2022 budget) are roads that would not have considered until 2026 and 2027. Other incidental work includes associated line stripping, inlet repairs and ADA curb ramps.
The Township has over 138 miles of roads. If we assume that a road needs to be repaved every 20 years (on average), it translates the need to pave 6.9 miles of roads per year. That is an average, understanding some roads may last much longer while others need to be paved every ten (10) years or so. With the additional funding sources this year, we are able to make a lot of progress on the list of roads in need and would hope to be able to do a similar road loan every three years to be able to stay on track.
The bid was recently awarded by the Board of Supervisor’s at a recent public meeting to James D. Morrissey, Inc and planning is underway for construction to be completed by the end of 2022.