For 2019, New Britain Township has culverts in disrepair that are in need of replacement. In May of 2018, New Britain Township put four culverts out for bid and held the bid opening on June 6, 2018. DOLI Construction was the lowest bidder for all four culverts at a total cost of $953,205.00. The bid was awarded to DOLI at the Board of Supervisor’s meeting on June 18, 2018. The culverts will be paid for out of the $3,000,000 loan from First National Bank of Newtown that the Township obtained last year for the bridge replacement and for a number of capital projects.
The culvert projects are to be spread out over 2019 to avoid unnecessary traffic congestion by having too many roads closed at once. All efforts will be made to manage closures in a timely fashion. The first culvert to be replaced is the twin pipe culvert on Sellersville Road between Brook Lane and Walden Way. DOLI plans to work on each culvert individually to alleviate compounding road closures.
DOLI started work on the Sellersville Road Twin Culvert project after a solution for relocating the unmarked waterline belonging to North Penn Water Authority (NPWA) was finalized and materials were made available. Construction is anticipated to be completed within approximately one month barring the weather. We appreciate your patience during these unforeseen interruptions. Upon completion of the Sellersville Road Twin Culvert, the next culvert to be repaired will be the Upper Church Road culvert.
The township will post up to minute news and closures in case there are any changes. The projects are set to be completed by the end of 2019.
For more information on the draft plan for the project, see below:
Oil and Chip (August 13, 2018; Weather Permitting)
Ultra Thin Bonded Wearing Course (October 11, 12, & 15, 2018; Weather Permitting)
Barclay Road will be closed between Township Line Road and New Galena Road over the next couple of months. These closures will take place during the day, while Toll Brothers conducts work on the roadway.
Residents should expect delays during this time and should follow the posted detour route.
TENTATIVE dates for the bridge construction on Butler Avenue should start towards the end of June 2019 and must be completed before the end of Summer 2019. In 2018, at the Township’s request, representatives from PennDOT provided Township residents with information on the PennDOT Butler Avenue Culvert Project (Butler Avenue Bridge Replacement) at the June 18th Board of Supervisors meeting at 7:00 p.m.
For more information on the Butler Avenue Culvert Project Draft Plan, CLICK HERE.
PennDOT has chosen to evaluate the Bristol Road Extension Project in Chalfont and New Britain Boroughs and New Britain Township, Bucks County, the project would involve constructing a two-lane road that would connect Butler Avenue to Park Avenue. PennDOT has identified several alternative routes and is focusing on two routes in particular, as of the June 5th meeting at Unami Middle School. The first is the traditional Bristol Road Extension that connects Bristol Road from Route 202 to Park Avenue. The second route being considered, is being refered to as Park-Butler Connector C, would connect Park Avenue and Butler Avenue north of the Bristol Road and Butler Avenue intersection.
Below are the documents and presentation from PennDOT’s recent June 5th, 2018 open house project update meeting at the Unami Middle School in Chalfont Borough. You will also find the open house survey as well as, a PDF of the Resident Feedback Survey that will need to be submited to PennDOT by July 5th: