There are three types of roads in Tredyffrin Township: Township, State and Private.
The Township maintains about 107 miles of road. Maintenance includes: line painting, signing, signaling, street sweeping, lighting, paving, plowing, drainage, and other maintenance (potholes).
Roads like Routes 202, 30, 252, Upper Gulph and Conestoga Roads are maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). There are approximately 42 miles of PennDOT roads in Tredyffrin Township. The telephone number to reach PennDOT is (484) 340-3201.
Private roads are owned and maintained by residents along these roads. Typically homeowners or civic associations collect fees to ensure these roads are maintained properly.
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Superpave 2016 Project
Below are bid documents associated with the Superpave 2016 Program - an initiative to resurface various township-owned roads throughout the municipality.
For a detailed view, you can click on the PDF version of the Superpave Program 2016 Map [PDF].
In addition to the paved portion of the roadway, the right-of-way extends beyond the curb and sidewalk. The right-of-way provides access to pedestrians and motorist and provides areas for utilities such as gas, electric, water, communications and sewers.
The typical Tredyffrin road right-of-way is 50 feet. Some older roads have right-of-way widths of 33 feet or 40 feet depending upon the age and use of the road. Larger volume roadways have a much larger right-of-way to allow for more lanes of traffic, heavier use and the location.
Property Owners' Responsibilities
Intersection corners are to be kept clear of vegetation and other obstructions for proper sight distance. Property owners are responsible for keeping their corners clear and unobstructed by keeping trees, branches and hedges trimmed. The Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code places the burden of clearing corner obstructions on the property owner, even if the obstruction is in the right of way.
In addition to keeping corner obstructions clear, property owners that have a fire hydrant in front of or along their property should insure that the hydrant is kept clear of brushes and other vegetation. The hydrant should be visible at all times to save firefighters time in case of a fire.
Trees abutting the street or in the right-of-way are the responsibility of the property owner to maintain. In the event of a storm and the tree falls into the street, Public Works crews will clear the roadway and place the tree in the area from which it fell. It is then the responsibility of the property owner to remove the debris.
Property owners should also insure that the trees are not blocking traffic signs or street lights.
The Township Public Works crews sweep certain streets in the fall to clear leaves that fall in the street but do not collect leaves swept into piles in the street. Residents are not allowed to deposit leaves in the street. Leaves should be composted on your property. If that is not an option, your leaf hauler provides several pickups during the fall for leaves or you may take your leaves to the Tredyffrin Township compost site on Mill Road.
Potholes on Township roads should be reported to the Public Works Department by calling 610-408-3620. Repairs may be temporary in nature during periods of inclement weather. More permanent repairs will typically be made during the paving program in the warmer months.
Potholes on state highways are the responsibility of the PennDOT. The local number at the Chester County Maintenance Office is 484-340-3201.
Citizens can report potholes on state highways by calling 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623) or visiting www.dot.state.pa.us and clicking on “Submit Feedback".
All Township roads are swept in the spring. Other roads are swept as may be required throughout the year.
Questions can be directed to email@example.com or (610) 408-3620.
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