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Township addresses road complaint

February 16. 2013 6:15PM
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SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. – South Abington Township responded to a neighborhood petition and planned to perform "remedial work" on Main Street at the Aug. 13 supervisors meeting.

Township Manager David O'Neill said the complaint came from 29 residents in the area who are concerned about the conditions of Main Street and Grandview Street.

O'Neill said the township acknowledged the roads are in need of repairs, but the township's paving budget does not have enough funds to fully repair the roads this budget season. At the previous July 23 supervisors meeting, the township approved a $185,000 bid from Popple Construction, Inc. to repair five roads, including all of Old South Abington Road and portions of Montrose Avenue and Snyder Street, using the remaining $160,000 of its paving budget and a portion of its $125,000 capital reserves.

To help the roads during the upcoming winter, O'Neill said the township plans to do some repairs, such as patching Main Street, but will consider more extensive repairs next budget season.

"Our intent is to get through this winter, but we really have to address [Main Street and Grandview Street] next year," O'Neill said. "We are certainly willing to do that."

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