Infrastructure Issues: John Mack's Position
I will work tirelessly to improve our roads, parks, recreation areas, and walking & bike trails just as I have done as a board member of my homeowners association.
Newtown Township has approximately 78 miles of roads. Given that the lifespan of new roads is 20 years, it is estimated that 3.5 miles of roads must be milled and repaved each year to keep up. For many years, however, only about 1 or 2 miles of roads have been resurfaced while many more miles have be patched and repatched as seen in this photo.
In March, 2017, Supervisor Phil Calabro moved to adopt Ordinance 2017-0-2, authorizing the Township to borrow $1 million for roadway improvement. Supervisor Jen Dix seconded. Supervisor Ryan Gallagher opposed. As a result, approximately 5.5 miles of roads were repaved in 2017.
I believe in investing wisely in our roads, parks, bridges, open space and trail system and I will fight for improvements in infrastructure, including repaving of roads and improving our parks and recreation areas.