Street maintenance is responsible for repairing potholes.
This service is not done during the winter season
as hot asphalt used for permanent patching is unavailable
and cold patch must be used. Initial repairs are temporary.
Permanent repairs are made when weather permits usually
starting at the end of March. If a pothole is reported
in a street not maintained by Abington Township, the
Streets Department will notify the proper parties
of the problem. (Email
to report a "Pothole")
Minor patching and repair of township streets include
permanent asphalt patching on deteriorated surfaces,
patching of utility cuts and trenches in emergency
situations only, crack sealing, and repair of miscellaneous
concrete facilities such as retaining walls.
The traffic crew is responsible for maintaining, servicing,
repairing, installing and removing street signs, traffic
control signs, crosswalk markings, and lane line markings
within the Township of Abington.
Most of the guardrails throughout the township are
maintained, installed or replaced by the Public Works
Department. The remainder are maintained by the state.
Persons requesting the maintenance of a guard rail
should contact the Public Works Department at (267)
Road Debris & Street Sweeping
The Highway Department is responsible for clearing
debris from public roadways. This includes major obstructions
such as fallen tree limbs and accident debris. The
township street sweeping program runs throughout the
entire year, weather permitting. Abington Township
currently has one street sweeping unit.
The township's weed control ordinance requires that
owners, lessees, agents, occupants or managers must
restrict the height of weeds. Exceptions to this ordinance
are those areas which are maintained by the Highway
Department. These include stream bed and drainage,
and township owned open space.
Trees & Branches
Property owners are responsible for removing, trimming,
cutting, or otherwise rectifying trees, bushes, and
shrubs on their property which overhang a sidewalk
or right of way creating a hazard, obstruction or
sight problem. Trees may be trimmed by the various
utility companies to minimize problems caused by branches
rubbing on wires and lines. This activity is not an
Abington Township service.
This program provides for resurfacing of streets to
improve riding comfort, reduce the need for maintenance
and increase the life of the street. The streets resurfacing
schedule is based on the condition of the roadway
and the volume of traffic. The street resurfacing
schedule is coordinated with all other township departments
and all private utility companies' planning projects
in effected right of ways.
Overlay is usually done during the summer months.
Each year information from random sample sections
of numerous streets are collected. The information
gathered consists of length and width of cracks, severity
of weathering, number of potholes, patches, bumps,
sags and other distress. This material is then analyzed
and recommendations are made which streets to pave
for optimum cost benefit.
To report any problems or concerns relating to the
above-mentioned conditions contact the Street Department
at (267) 536-1034 or (267) 536-1030 with the nearest
street address or intersection and the location or you
may send email.
a Concern to the "Highway Department".