2020 Road Improvements
Kinsley Construction was awarded the bid for this year’s road improvements. The two main areas included in the bid are Canterbury and Georgetown development. The roads in Canterbury being milled and paved include: Canterbury Drive (includes a small port of Mill Rd from Gettysburg Pike to Canterbury Drive, from Canterbury Drive to Fisher Rd, and from Canterbury Dr to Lancelot Ave.), Hastings Drive, Bradford Drive, Bradford Court, Coventry Court and Dover Court will be milled and paved.
The roads that will be milled and paved in Georgetown include: E. Elmwood Avenue (from Shepherdstown Road to the Mechanicsburg Borough line) and Alison Avenue (from the Borough line to E. Elmwood Avenue). In addition to road repairs, new ADS ramps will be installed in Georgetown and stormwater boxes and pipes will be repaired or replaced. All the existing sewer manholes will be raised to line up with the new paving.
Kinsley Construction started making manhole repairs on May 20 and will begin base repairs on June 6. The final paving is expected to be completed by July 31, weather dependent. Signs will be posted notifying resident of any parking restrictions. None of the roads are expected to be closed completely, with the exception of a temporary detour when the final paving begins.
The bid also includes paving a portion of the parking lot in Winding Hill Park North, from the end of the existing paved parking lot to the edge of the large gravel parking lot by the soccer fields.
Roadway Management Plan
In early 2014 the Board of Commissioners engaged the Township’s consulting engineer, C. S. Davidson, to evaluate the overall condition of approximately 70 miles of Township-owned roads. Davidson worked with Township staff for several months to collect roadway data and used the data to develop a 10-Year Roadway Management Plan for Upper Allen Township.
The draft plan was presented to the Board of Commissioners in September, 2016. The plan was changed to a 15-year plan in 2016 due to high-cost maintenance. Click on the link at the bottom of this page to review a copy of the report. (Updated as of 3-25-2020)
Questions About Microsurfacing
Q: Will I have access to my property on the day of the roadwork?
A: Yes, but you will have to park on an adjacent street until the road surface is completely dry.
Q. How will I know when construction will start on my street?
A: “No Parking” signs will be placed on your street.
Q: How will I know when construction is completed?
A: The “No Parking” signs will have been removed on your street.
Q: “No Parking” signs were posted on my street however no work was done. Why is this?
A: Weather, especially rain, can delay work. The signs will remain in place until we begin work.
Q: When can I drive or walk on the road surface?
A: After the street cones and “No Parking” signs are removed and the street is opened to traffic. This will be the assurance of a completely cured surface. Typically you can drive on the road within one to two hours. We advise that you drive slow and do not turn your wheels unless your vehicle is moving.
Q: I had to walk on the fresh pavement, can I enter my home or car?
A: If you have walked on the fresh pavement, it is not recommended to wear the shoes in your house or car.
Q: What if I get asphalt on my car or in my house?
A: Fresh soap and water may remove it but a citrus-based cleaner such as Goo-Gone works best.
Q: Why does my road appear rough, especially at the seams?
A: Initially the surface will appear rough however over time the surface will smooth out to a more uniform texture.