Ferry Road Transmission Main

Park Avenue – Ferry Road Transmission Main

General Project Overview and Background: (Last updated: October 17, 2022)

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The Park Avenue – Ferry Road Transmission Main Project is a joint project between the North Wales Water Authority and North Penn Water Authority, with water provided by the award winning Forest Park Water Treatment Plant. Over five miles of new 16-inch water main will be installed to further enhance and bolster the regional water distribution network for the areas in northern Bucks County. The engineering design is near completion and it is expected the project to be publicly bid this fall with a contract awarded to one or more qualified contractors in the early months of 2023.

As construction is implemented and begins early next year, we will provide updates here so daily travel arrangements and planning might be best achieved with minimal inconvenience.

The new water main will start in Chalfont Borough at the Forest Park Water Treatment Plant and run in a northerly direction on Park Avenue to Ferry Road and then on Ferry Road to an easterly direction on Swamp Road (Rt. 313). The construction activities will be managed by the North Wales Water Authority (NWWA). 

Water services to any existing NWWA or NPWA customers will NOT be affected in any way, The water service to the existing and future residential and commercial customers in these areas will be dramatically improved with upgraded domestic and fire water service.

Much of the proposed water mains will be installed within the existing roadways and inevitably will create numerous traffic and pedestrian detours and congestion during the construction process. We anticipate that the traffic detours will be implemented in the spring of 2023 on a daily basis when construction begins and will continue through the early months of 2024 when we anticipate the bulk of construction to be completed. While all travel lanes will be re-opened daily with temporary asphalt patching materials, in all likelihood the final wearing surface paving will not be completed until spring of 2024. The affected roads will be posted with the applicable detours and "Local Traffic Only" signs. There will be times when access through the work zones will be temporarily restricted to passage during construction hours of 7 am to 5 pm. Please bear in mind that while the roads may be open to travel when work is not in progress they might not be perfectly 'smooth' until the final restorations and final surface is applied.

The project partners and their contractor(s) will attempt to minimize disruptions as much as possible, while still maintaining a SAFE and high quality water main installation. The estimated completion date for this project is December 1, 2025.

For your safety and that of the construction workers, inspectors and all others in the work area, we ask that you observe all roadway restrictions and be especially careful when traveling in any construction work zone. Your patience and cooperation during construction is and will be greatly appreciated!