Aston Township, Delaware County PA

PennDOT to Improve Aston Mills Road Bridge in Aston Township

penndotKing 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 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

MEDIA CONTACT: Brad Rudolph, 610-205-6798

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Commissioner Jim McGinn Lauded for 36 Years of Service to Aston Township

Aston Commissioners President Jim Stigale presented nine-term commissioner Jim McGinn with a service award for his dedication to the township.   Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Commissioners President Jim Stigale presented nine-term commissioner Jim McGinn with a service award for his dedication to the township. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

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

Aston Township Acquires Three Properties from County Repository

2nd Ward Commissioner Graham with members of Delaware County Council

2nd Ward Commissioner Graham with members of Delaware County Council

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.

Support #TeamCameron – June 16



Come out to the Community Center this evening June 16th, from 5pm – 7pm and support Cameron McCarthy by making a donation for a #TeamCameron wristband.

The entire community has been showing support for young Cameron McCarthy who has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. She is being treated at Nemours A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children. We know Cameron is a tough little girl and she will fight and win this battle.

Help fight this childhood cancer by making a donation to the Cameron McCarthy fund.

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 Township Stormwater Basin Summary

Over the years, stormwater management basins have been constructed throughout the Township as neighborhood development occurred.  In the intervening years, little, if any maintenance on the basins has been done.  As engineers, planners and environmentalists studied the impact that stormwater basins had on the environment, a body of knowledge developed.  This work has lead to a better understanding of the functioning of these basins and the water courses they flow into.

2015 Flag Retirement Ceremony

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Flag Retirement Ceremony

June 13, 2015, at 7PM at the Green Ridge Firehouse, on Duttons Mill Road, Aston Pa.

The Scouts of Aston Township will conduct a flag retirement ceremony with the American Legion Family of Post 926. Join us for this ceremony and bring your old flags so you can properly retire them.

Event Schedule:

  • 3 – 4 PM the Aston Canine Unit will be putting on a demonstration
    Along with the Police Motorcycle\
  • 4 – 5 PM there will be Pizza and water available
  • 5 – 6 PM Setup for Ceremony
  • 6 – 7 PM POW/MIA Ceremony
  • 7 PM Flag Retirement Ceremony

Any questions contact: Ed Gane @ 610.416.9607 or Mike Kane @ 610.637.0290.

Brave the Shave for Cameron – June 24th

Aston Township Fire & EMS Services



When: Wednesday, June 24th at 6:00PM.

Location: Aston Township Fire Department East Station, on Dutton Mill Road. Read more

Second Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event set for June 13

Second Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event set for June 13County will collect hazardous waste, but can no longer accept electronics The second of four Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Events, offered by the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority, will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at Marple Newtown High School, 120 Media Line Road, Newtown Square. Electronic items WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED at this or any 2015 HHW Event. Read more

June 2015 Township Times

Hometown Concerts start June 8th! Officers Thomas Giancristoforo and Joseph Hart recognized by Township Commissioners; Sisters of St. Francis schedule facility tours; First Annual Cleanup Day is a huge success; and more in this month’s issue of the Aston Township Times. Download it now!