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By Loretta Rodgers.
Wearing blue wristbands bearing the name of seven-year-old Cameron McCarthy, Aston commissioners, during a recent meeting, publicly encouraged the community to actively join in the effort to assist the young girl who has been diagnosed with cancer. Read more
Did you miss the live broadcast of the Aston Township Commissioners meeting on Aston TV?
No problem, you may view this and previous BOC meetings online by visiting our video archive or Board of Commissioners page. This meeting will also re-broadcast on Aston TV (Comcast Channel 5, Verizon Cable 45) on Tuesday beginning at 4pm.
King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will start construction Monday, July 6, on a $2 million project to rehabilitate the structurally deficient bridge carrying Aston Mills Road over Chester Creek in Aston Township, Delaware County.
The Aston Mills Road bridge is one of two bridges that PennDOT will repair under a $6,637,980 bridge improvement project. On May 11, construction began to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Linfield Road over the Schuylkill River in East Coventry Township, Chester County and Limerick Township, Montgomery County. Both projects are scheduled to be completed in late fall 2015.
Crews will work the next five months to restore the structurally deficient Aston Mills Road bridge by replacing the deck, beams, bearings, parapets, guiderail; installing new concrete approach slabs; and reconstructing the roadway approaches adjacent to the bridge.
Due to the complexity of the repairs, the Aston Mills Road bridge will be closed and detoured during construction. The posted detour will take motorists over Concord Road, Valley Brook Road and Bodley Road.
Local access will be maintained up to the construction zones. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these areas.
The steel beam bridge was built in 1965. The one-span bridge is 60 feet long and 43 feet wide. The bridge carries an average of 6,486 vehicles a day.
J. D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Pa., is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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 770 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following local PennDOT information on Twitter at twitter.com/511PAPhilly.
MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6798
Emergency Service During Bridge Outage
Aston Commissioners President Jim Stigale, during the June 17 meeting of the board of commissioners, presented longtime 5th Ward Commissioner Jim McGinn with a service award in recognition of his 36 years of dedicated service to the township.
McGinn was also acknowledged on May 15 by the Delaware County Association of Township Commissioners during its annual banquet.
“For Jim McGinn, 2015 marks 36 years of service to the Aston community, and in particular to the residents of the fifth ward,” said 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham. “When Jim first ran for office in 1979, I bet he never expected to be a nine term commissioner. Then again, you don’t survive nine terms without working hard on behalf of your residents.” Read more
The Township has acquired three properties located in the second ward from the Delaware County repository for the sum of $122.50 each, which includes the sale price of $1 and filing fees.
The properties located on Mount Road, Lenni Road and Aston Mills/Mount Road have been abandoned by their previous owners with no bids being received at the judicial upset sale.
The properties were recently transferred to 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham on behalf of the township from County Council.
“It is the belief of the board of commissioners that when possible, acquiring land to remain as open space is very important,” Graham said. “In addition, it helps the township to eliminate abandoned properties.”
Pictured is Commissioner Graham with members of Delaware County Council.
The Board of Commissioners is very much aware of the traffic issues and concerns along Concord Road, especially at the intersections of Concord Road and Donnelly Avenue and at Concord Road and MacInyre Drive. Until recently, the only option available was to install a traffic signal at each location. In 2014, the Township Engineer suggested that a recent change in PennDOT policy may in fact address most, if not all, of the traffic concerns at these intersections and this portion of Concord Road. After studying the design and operation of roundabouts for a number of years, PennDOT has established a policy in favor of constructing a roundabout in lieu of installing a traffic signal. PennDOT has determined that roundabouts offer improved safety over other at-grade intersection forms because roundabouts have fewer conflict points, slower speeds, and easier decision making. When comparing a roundabout to a signal, studies show that roundabouts provide a 90% reduction in fatal crashes, 75% reduction in injury crashes, 30-40% reduction in pedestrian crashes, and 10% reduction in bicycle crashes. Roundabouts improve pedestrian safety offering two simple crossings of one-way traffic moving at much slower speeds. Read more
The conditional use hearing for the expansion of the DCIU facility in Aston will continue on June 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Township Commissioner’s Meeting Room at 5021 Pennell Road.
by: Loretta Rodgers.
Aston Township Police Officer Joseph Hart was presented a commendation of merit during the May 20 board of commissioners meeting for exemplary police work in recognizing and apprehending an alleged serial robbery suspect. Read more
Aston Township Police Officer Thomas J. Giancristoforo, Jr., during the May 20 meeting of the Aston Board of Commissioners, was presented a proclamation and recognized as Police Officer of the Year.