North Manheim Township Road Program for 2022

May 10, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

North Manheim Township Announces $1.56M Road Program for 2022

Contact: Township Office, 570-385-2778, ext 201

At its monthly meeting in April, The North Manheim Township Board of Supervisors awarded 4 separate contracts to 3 paving construction contractors who submitted the lowest responsible bids – Recon Construction Services of York, H&K Group, Inc., Skippack and Martin Paving, Inc., Lititz.  The total dollar amount for the contracts is $1,559,857.03.  The project is being funded with a combination of Township General Fund monies, previous year’s PA Liquid Fuels allotments, and a $750,000 low-interest loan from the PA Infrastructure Bank (PIB). This loan will be paid back in 5 years using portions of future PA Liquid Fuels allotments.

This ambitious road program will impact 17 roads totaling 28% miles of the Township’s approximately 30-mile road system. Due to poor underlying soils and/ or subbase, 8 roads will undergo either full-depth reclamation (FDR) or Cold-In-place Recycling (CIR) that will result much stronger and resilient subbases for the new and future top wearing courses (for more information on CIR, see the informational flyer provided by Recon provided below.  The remaining 9 roads will be chip sealed (aka tar and chip). Chip sealing is a cost-effective way to provide a protective coating to existing pavement that can extend its service life up to 8 years. This benefit alone far outweighs the temporary inconvenience of loose stones and getting dust tar on a car. The best way to avoid damage from tar and stones on newly chip sealed roads is by driving slowly.

The project is expected to begin as early as mid-May and last throughout the summer.  The travelling public is asked to please be patient and drive slowly and carefully within construction zones, and especially look out for and obey commands from road crew workers and flagmen.  Lane and entire road closures will occur, so please plan for travel delays. Call the Township office 570-385-2778 or continue to check the Township website for updates on roadwork schedules, road and lane closures, detours, and alternate routes.  Please be aware that road work is subject to weather conditions and schedule changes.

Below is this list of roadwork to be completed:

Full Depth Reclamation:

  • Mountain View Road (T-997)
  • Pine View Drive (T-998)

Cold In-place Recycling:

  • Hemlock Drive (T-689)1
  • North Greenview Road (T-376) 1
  • Greentree Drive (T-695) 1
  • Seven Stars Road (T-694)
  • Weaver Road (T-698)
  • Meadow Drive (T-964)

 1 New catch basins and/ or cross drainage pipes will also be installed on these roads

Chip Sealing:

  • T-686 Memorial Drive
  • T-835 Railroad Street
  • T- 966 Raring Drive
  • T-693 Ridge Road
  • T-720 Cross Creek Drive
  • T-723 Fox Hollow Road
  • T-722 Centerfield Drive
  • T-721 Stoney Run Road
  • T-994 Sunny Lane Road

Status updates can be found below the maps of the affected areas.

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START DATE OF PROJECT: Tentative May 18th, 2022
WHAT TO EXPECT ON ROADS WITH FULL DEPTH RECLAMATION & COLD IN-PLACE RECYCLING: North Manheim Township and Recon Construction Service, Inc will be re-constructing your roadway using a process called Cold In-Place Asphalt Recycling (CIR). Local residents will be allowed to travel to and from your residence but, we instruct you to travel with caution. The CIR equipment is large and consists of several sections much like a train. This equipment runs at a slow speed of 22 — 25 miles per hour. At some time during the day the equipment will be passing by your residence, and we ask that you do not try to cross directly in front of or directly behind the equipment. After the CIR has been constructed, it will be compacted by steel wheeled compacters. The new CIR base can be driven on in a safe manor and at a safe speed. We ask that you follow directions given to you by the construction company and township personnel. All emergency personnel and vehicles police, fire and ambulance will be allowed to use the roadway at any time. Several weeks after the CIR base has been constructed the new hot mix asphalt wearing (HMA) surface will be place over the entire roadway. When this operation is being performed you will not be able to cross the new HMA before it is compacted, this is the final surface and needs to cool down for a short period of time. Please see the attached PDF below for an example of the equipment you will see while the crews are working on the roads during the above process.
WHAT TO EXPECT ON CHIP SEALING ROADS: Chip sealing is tar and chips placed on the road as a protective coating to existing pavement. Please drive slowly to avoid damage from tar and stones on newly chip sealed roads.
UPDATE May 26th, 2022 WORK STARTING: Anticipated work with storm drains to prep for road work by Recon to begin May 31st, weather and schedule dependent. Chip sealing: Anticipated work to begin with the Chestnut Hill Development on June 7th, weather and schedule dependent.
UPDATE June 7, 2022 Work has started in a various locations. Please be advised that there are roads going to be closed to thru traffic and open ONLY for residents residing in those locations for the safety of the work force. If you are needing access, please only approach if you live in the immediate vicinity and proceed with extreme caution following the directions given by the road crew.
UPDATE: June 8, 2022 Cold In-Place Recycling on Seven Stars Road and Weavers Rd is tentatively scheduled to begin Friday, June 10th, weather permitting and scheduling allowance. You may see equipment being staged in the area as they prepare to begin working. Temporary road closures may needed. Please use an alternative route until this section is done, residents that live in the area, please use caution and what for directions by the work force. Chip Sealing continues in the Chestnut Hill Development.
UPDATE June 14, 2022 Cold In-Place Recycling - Seven Stars Road in-place recycling has been completed and all that remains is to top coat it. The Work Force is currently working on Weavers Road and expect it to be completed most likely today or tomorrow. The Work Force will then move on to stage the equipment and begin on Hemlock Road and North Greenview Road. The last of the cold in-place recycling will follow up with Meadow Drive and Greentree Road. When all the cold in-place recycling is completed, they will proceed with the full depth reclamation of Pine View Drive and Mountain View Road. These two roads may have a small period of time where a driveway will not be accessible until the equipment makes a pass beyond it, which could take up to 20 minutes as it is a slow moving piece of machinery. Recon is anticipating the both projects to be completed from start to finish in two to three weeks. Chip Sealing has been completed on all the roads. The Work Force will return in approximately 1 week to sweep. The Township appreciates your continued patience until all the road work is completed.
Update: June 17,2022 Pine View Drive and Mountain View Road are tentatively scheduled for Full Depth Reclamation work July 5th thru July 7th.
UPDATE: July 13, 2022 Cold in place recycling roads will be receiving their top patch of black top over the next couple days, weather and schedule permitting.
August 2nd, 2022 The majority of work was completed as of July 15th.