Planned road work in Wrightstown is moving ahead.
On Monday, July 19, the Board of Supervisors awarded contracts to contractors that will perform various road improvements in the township this year.
With a proposal of $24,042, Associated Paving Contractors Inc. was the low bidder for work that will focus on pavement base repair on Wrenwood Way, Oriole Road, Benjamin Lane and Brian Lane.
The second contract, for $47,991, went to Asphalt Maintenance Solutions (AMS), which will provide asphalt seal coat and fog seal on the same roads.
“As part of their work, AMS will also be providing crack seal on select roads,” noted Supervisor Chairman Chester Pogonowski. AMS was the only bidder for the second contract.
Supervisor Jane Magne noted that there was “some hesitation” to award the contracts as the costs seemed higher than expected. “However,” Magne continued, “there was concern that if the work was left to the following year the problems may become more widespread and even costlier to repair.”
In an unrelated roads development, supervisors also accepted the dedication of Bennett Lane (Anderson Preserve), which is across from Anchor Run Farm on Second Street Pike.
This places the road on the township inventory of streets that will be maintained by Wrightstown from this point forward.
“The dedication also involved a 9.67-acre parcel adjacent to the Anderson Preserve Subdivision on Route 413,” said Pogonowski, noting a second resolution was approved to place Bennett Lane on PennDOTs liquid fuel inventory, which allows the distribution of gasoline taxes to flow back to Wrightstown Township for maintenance.