Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Aston Township – Roundabouts

concord&donnellyThe 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

Aston Replacing Old Street Signs with New Improved Signage

Aston Township Public Works Department Supervisor Russell Palmore displays one of the new street signs bearing the township logo.

Aston Township Public Works Department Supervisor Russell Palmore displays one of the new street signs bearing the township logo.

The Aston Township Vision Plan is being implemented as members of the public works department have been working hard replacing old, worn street signs with updated signs that feature the new township insignia.

Public Works Supervisor Russell Palmore said the new signs, which are constructed of heavy duty aluminum and larger lettering, will be easier for residents to see, especially at night. Read more

Vision Plan Implementation Committee

Aston-Seal-2014The Board of Commissioners is seeking volunteers to assist the Township engineer and administration to prepare amendments to the Aston Comprehensive Plan, Zoning Ordinance, and Sub-Division Land Development that will form the frame work for the implementation of the Aston Vision Plan. (See the scope of work below)

It is anticipated that the initial phase of the work will begin in March and that the final documents would be considered by the Board of Commissioners at the end of 2015.

The Board of Commissioners will appoint a volunteer committee at their meeting on February 18th.

Interested in serving on this committee? Send a letter of interest to:
Bill McConville, Township Manager
(610) 494-1636

bmcconville@astontownship.net

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Volunteers Needed – Aston Township Parks Master Plan Committee

Aston-Seal-2014The Board of Commissioners has established a volunteer committee to assist the Township engineer and administration to prepare the Aston Township Parks Master Plan. (See the scope of work below)

The first Park Master Plan Committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 5th, at 7:00pm in the Aston Township Commissioners Meeting Room at 5021 Pennell Road. There will be at least three committee meetings and two (2) public meetings. It is anticipated that a final plan would be considered by the Board of Commissioners in late summer.

Interested in serving on this committee? Send a letter of interest to:
John A. Granger, Township Manager
(610) 494-1636

jgranger@astontownship.net

Aston Township Awarded $1 million StreetScape Improvement Grant

$1 million check

Aston Commissioners President Jim Stigale accepts a check in the amount of $1 million from Kevin Andrews, chief-of-staff for Pa. State Rep. Joe Hackett, R-161. The funds will be used toward a StreetScape initiative in the township.

By Loretta Rodgers

Commissioners President Jim Stigale, during the October 15 meeting of the board of commissioners, was pleased to accept a check in the amount of $1 million from Kevin Andrews, chief of staff for Pa. State Representative Joe Hackett, R-161. The funds, which represent a state grant, will be used for streetscape improvements in the township.

The improvements are planned along the 0.8 mile stretch of Pennell Road between Concord Road and Duttons Mill Road. The work will consist of sidewalk  and curb ramp installation/improvements, pedestrian level lighting, landscaping, and landscaped center medians.  The improvements will contribute to increased mass transit ridership and economic development by creating a pedestrian-friendly environment and  connecting a variety of land uses including residential, commercial, office, institutional and recreational.  The improvements implemented along Pennell Road will serve as guidelines to implement similar improvements along Concord Road and Duttons Mill Road as future projects.

“I am grateful to have Rep. Joe Hackett represent our township,” said Stigale. “The StreetScape program is part of our overall Vision Plan, and these funds will certainly help us achieve our goal.”

Read more about the Aston Township StreetScape Initiative

 

 

Aston Commissioners President Jim Stigale accepts a check in the amount of $1 million from Kevin Andrews, chief-of-staff for Pa. State Rep. Joe Hackett, R-161. The funds will be used toward a streetscape initiative in the township.

Vision Plan Update

View updated Vision Plan documents from the September 18 public meeting at the Aston Township Community Center

Aston Township Vision Plan

Aston_Plan_iconAt the March 19, 2014 Aston Township Board of Commissioners Meeting, the Board voted in favor of of contracting Simone Collins, PC to develop a Vision Plan For Aston. Read more