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Roads

The Roads department is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of 52.64 miles of Honey Brook Township’s roads.

Bid Information

Sealed bids will be accepted by Honey Brook Township at PO Box 1281, 500 Suplee Road, Honey Brook, Pa 19344 until 11:00 AM prevailing time on Monday, November 7, 2018 to provide equipment and operator to perform snow and ice removal on Township roads at the call of the Director of Public Works. Bids will be opened and publicly read aloud at 11:15 a.m. on the same date and place.  The Honey Brook Township Board of Supervisors will consider the award of these bids at their meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Honey Brook Township Building, 500 Suplee Road, Honey Brook, PA 19344.

Click here for bid documents.  Bid documents are also available upon request at the Honey Brook Township office during normal business hours, by mail, by fax, or by e-mail upon request for the rental of a minimum 19,500 GVW dump truck equipped with a tailgate cinder spreader, 9-foot V-Plow and operator plus a minimum Case SR200 Skid Loader equipped with a snow bucket together with an operator.

Click here for the complete legal advertisement.  Questions?  Contact Steve Landes, Township Manager, at 610-273-3970.

Click here for the bid results of equipment rental, seal coating, and traffic line painting.

– The Board of Supervisors will vote on the bid results for the Mill Road Bridge Abutment project on Wednesday, June 13.  The results will be posted soon.

 

Employment Opportunity

The Public Works department is looking for a Full-time Equipment Operator/Laborer.  Candidates MUST have a CDL minimum Class B with air.  Preferred candidates will have experience operating equipment in addition to trucks such as a backhoe or grader.  Experience performing road construction or maintenance is a plus.

Interested candidates should complete the above application and return to the Township Administration Office, 500 Suplee Road, in person during normal business hours, by mail at P.O. Box 1281, Honey Brook, PA 19344, or by e-mail at info@honeybrooktwp.com.  The position will be filled by Don Johnson, Public Works Director when a suitable candidate is found.

Park Road Project

The Park Road Storm Sewer improvement and widening project is underway and completion is expected by fall 2018.  During periods of construction, the road will be closed during the day while work is in progress but will be open to traffic at all other times.

 

Ordinances with respect to Roads

Ordinance #162-2012, passed on May 9, 2012.
An ordinance to amend the Streets and Sidewalk Ordinance (Chapter 21) to add standards for use of land within public Rights-of-Way.

Ordinance 61-1994, passed on November 9, 1994.
Parking regulations during snow emergencies.
These Snow and Ice Emergency regulations are now found in Chapter 15, Part 901 of the Township Code of Ordinances originally enacted by Ordinance 122-2006.

Ordinance #84-2000.
Driveways (Road Occupation).  See also Resolution 10-2007.

Ordinance 19-1974.
Cutting and opening of public roads.

 

Adopt-a-Highway

Residents interested in forming a group to adopt a stretch of road may contact the Adopt-a-Highway Coordinator, Kristy Deischer-Eddy, at 610-273-3970 or kdeischereddy@honeybrooktwp.org.

 

Weather Emergencies

For other Weather Emergency tips, visit the Weather Emergency page.

 

Winter Weather information

Please do not park on municipal roads during winter weather–snow or ice, in any amount–or vehicles will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense per Resolution 2-2013 and the snow and ice emergency Ordinance 61-1994, passed on November 9, 1994.  It is now codified into the Township Code of Ordinances in Chapter 15, Section 9.

Read more about being prepared for winter weather in the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors’ newsletter, Townships Today.

 

State Roads

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced its list of state roads to receive pothole patching beginning March 26.  Click here to see the complete listing.

To report maintenance concerns of state roads, call the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)’s toll-free hotline:  1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623) or 484-340-3200.  State Roads in Honey Brook Township include:
– Route 10 (Twin County Road north of the Borough, Compass Road south of the Borough; SR 0010)
– Route 322 (Horseshoe Pike; SR 0322)
– Cambridge Road (SR 4010)
– Chestnut Tree Road (SR 4025)
– Isabella Road (SR 4014)
– Maple Street (from Borough line to intersection with White School and Pleasant View Roads; SR 4027)
– Morgantown Road (between Chestnut Tree and White School Roads; SR 4014)
– South Birdell Road (SR 4007)
– White School Road (SR 4027)

When calling to report state road issues, callers must provide:
– County name
– Municipality
– Street name, or, preferably, the the State Road (SR) number found on small black-and-white signs along state roadways.  The segment number (below the SR number on the small black-and-white signs) or familiar landmarks would also be helpful.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 state roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 700 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.  For more PennDOT information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly.

511PAConnect:  info for motorists on road closures due to accidents or weather.

For information on work zone safety laws, click here.

 

Last update: October 18 2018.