​Roads

 

New equipment for 2019.



​The area of the township is 39 square miles, and there are a total of 50 miles of paved roads, including 31 miles of roads maintained by the Township and 19 miles of roads maintained by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Road Department
Address:31 Carrolls Tract Road
Phone: 717-642-8531
Fax: 717-642-8004
Email: hbtroads@embarqmail.com
Roadmaster: Ray Herr, Jr.
Full time road worker: Jim Eyler, Randy Pritt
Part time and on call road workers: David B. Martin, and Richard Wivell

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REMINDERS:
Nuisance Ordinance No. 2013-04 was adopted in an effort to keep the Township clean and our residents safe. Depositing debris, which includes grass clippings and snow, onto public roads is considered a nuisance and is illegal and prohibited. Grass clippings and/or snow put onto the road creates dangerous driving conditions for motorists.
Another important reminder is that it is the homeowner's responsibility to keep water off the roadways, and to maintain your driveway pipe by removing leaves and debris.

Proposed 2020 Road Projects
Two major projects are planned in 2020: The Gum Springs Road Project, with selected paving areas on Cold Springs Road in the areas of Moritz, Mt. Carmel and Deer Track.  Reconstruction of a portion of Moritz Road which will include some ditch work, moving utility poles, and paving.  If Moritz Road project gets delayed it will be completed in 2021.
 
In 2019 the Township purchased a new F550 truck to replace the 2007 F350 which was sold at auction, and a new Low Boy Trailer to replace an aging trailer that was also sold.  The 2007 Ford Explorer SUV was sold at bid to help offset these new purchases.  In 2020 we will trade our 1998 John Deere Mower for a new John Deere Boom Mower with a 5-year lease.  We do not anticipate any additional equipment needs until 2022 when we will look to replace the 2006 Peterbilt Dump Truck.  We continue to update our fleet of trucks and equipment in a scheduled "turn-over" plan to minimize excessive maintenance and breakdowns. 
 
Roadmaster Herr and the Board of Supervisors continue to monitor roads for maintenance and improvements.  The road crew does plan on clearing vegetation and tree overhang, as well as mowing and inspections of roads and bridges on a regular basis.  For detailed information on these projects or if you have concern about the Township roads, please contact the Road Department at 717-642-8531 or at hbtroads@embarqmail.com.

SNOW REMOVAL
As always the Road Department does it's best to remove snow from the roadways as quick and efficient as possible. Please
give the Road Crew room to do their job by leaving room between your vehicle and the snow plow trucks. Slow down and be alert to the road conditions and your surroundings. One important section of the Nuisance Ordinance (2013-04) refers to depositing debris (i.e. snow and grass clippings) on the roadway, we ask for your assistance by refraining from shoveling or blowing snow onto the roadways as it creates a hazard for motorists. Furthermore, snow pushed out onto the road will be pushed back onto your driveway when the snow plow passes your home. For more PennDOT Winter Resources please click on this link.