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In April 2023 we began work on a large extension of our transmission main to Plumstead Township in Bucks County. Restoration is in process and completion is expected by mid to late November. Additional information can be found below.
General Project Overview and Background: (Last updated: October 25, 2023)
Click here for an update on the remaining work schedule, including final paving, landscaping and fire hydrants.
Click here for a map of the current work area on Park Avenue.
Click here for a map of the Ferry Road work area. Work has been paused until final milling, which is anticipated to start on November 1, 2023. This week the contractor will be on Park Avenue for a week and a half and then will move onto Ferry Road starting on November 1. Restoration will involve the entire length of Park Avenue (northbound lane) and Ferry Road (Southbound lane) will be milled down approximately 1.5” to allow for the 1.5” of overlay paving to be applied immediately thereafter. The road will be uneven for a couple of days until the paving is completed. Hours of this operation will be between 9 am and 3 pm daily.
Weeks of October 23 – Milling on Park Avenue should be completed on Wednesday, October 25, with the overlay scheduled to be completed on Monday and Tuesday (October 30th & 31st weather permitting), The contractor will then move to milling and paving the southbound lane of Ferry Road starting at Park Avenue and headed toward Swamp (Rt. 313). There will be delays on Park Avenue with flagging staff in place during the work, but the Ferry Road work will involve a full detour as both travel lanes will be closed to through traffic as both lanes of traffic will be occupied with equipment to complete this paving restoration operation.
OVERVIEW: The Park Avenue–Ferry Road Transmission Main Project is a joint effort between the North Wales Water Authority and North Penn Water Authority. Over five miles of 16-inch water main will be installed to ensure safe and clean water for use in Plumstead Township, as well as to parts of Doylestown and New Britain Townships. The project begins at the Forest Park Water Plant, continues along Park Avenue to Ferry Road, and extends to Route 313 (Swamp Road) in Plumstead Township. Upon completion of the project, a reliable water supply will be available for firefighting purposes, municipal use, drought, when needed due to failed or contaminated wells, or when any similar situation demands an alternate supply. The North Wales Water Authority (NWWA) will supervise the construction activities.
DETOURS: Park Avenue detour has been taken down and the final milling and paving will be completed utilizing flagging personnel with one lane of traffic passing at a time. Ferry Road detour will be re-activated when milling and paving commences on Ferry Road. As required by law, since all of the impacted roads are PennDOT state roads, the detour plans must direct all through traffic only to alternate PennDOT roads. Any decisions regarding local detours are under the sole authority of the local municipality. In general, the construction activities will have a linear movement with immediate area of construction (between intersections) to be CLOSED during active construction. The contractor is required to permit emergency vehicles, school buses, and local residents access at all times during construction.
UPDATES: To keep all interested parties informed of construction progress and changes in circumstances, we will provide regularly updated information on this page. Bookmark this page for your convenience. This will be your best and most reliable source of information. Information such as emergency call numbers, a progress schedule, a map for the upcoming week, and other important information will be available. The estimated completion date for this project is 200 construction days, ending in early December 2023.
SAFETY: For your personal safety and that of the construction workers and inspectors, we respectfully ask that you avoid unnecessary travel along the route during active construction periods. If travel to your destination point during this period is unavoidable, PLEASE be especially careful.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH: For your anticipated patience, understanding, care, and cooperation during this much-needed public improvement.