Lower Dolington Road Trail Revisited
At the April 28, 2021, Newtown Township supervisors meeting, Township Engineer Leanna Colubriale provided another update on the Lower Dolington Road Trail that has been in the works since 2018!
I questioned why it is taking so long to get this project started. It seems there have been problems with the stormwater management permits that required a change in plans - namely the elimination of rain gardens and using an underground drainage system instead.
Township Manager Micah Lewis suggested that the delay might be a "blessing" based on his hope that prices for asphalt might decrease by the time bids are received. LOL! He described how the bidding process works and what the final length of the trail might be as a result.
Given all the delays, I hope this project can get adequate bids in time to finally get the project completed this year(2021).
Proposed Lower Dolington Road Trail Project (Video): Then Assistant Newtown Township Manager Micah Lewis discusses some details regarding the proposed Lower Dolington Road Trail Project at the March 14, 2018, BOS meeting.
Lower Dolington Road Trail Update (Video): At the February 12, 2020, Newtown Township Board of Supervisors Meeting, Township Engineer Leanna Colubriale gave an update regarding the next steps for constructing the 0.9 mile multi-use trail along Lower Dolington Road from Frost Lane to Upper Silverlake Road.