​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
Road Coordinator: J. Edward Deardorff
Roadmaster: Ray Herr, Jr.
Full time road worker: Jim Eyler
Part time road worker: Dick Wivell


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 2018 Road Projects
Beginning in late summer of 2018 the Hickory Bridge Road Bridge Project, a joint venture with Franklin Township will be done.  The Inter-Municipal Agreement was signed May 3, 2018 and the cost will be split 50/50, except for several items. 
Other projects include seal coating for Bullfrog Road, Scotch Trail, Mt. Hope Road, Thunder Trail, Rum Trail, and the 4020 Shop at 31 Carrolls Tract Road.
It was a busy winter for the Road Department.  In mid April, Roadmaster Ray Herr and the Board of Supervisors conducted a Road Audit reviewing the townships five year plan for maintenance and improvements.  The road crew was busy this spring clearing vegetation and tree overhangs.  Cross pipes have been inspected and repairs are planned along with ditch work on various roads for 2018.  For detailed information on these projects, please contact the Road Department at 717-642-8531 or at hbtroads@embarqmail.com.

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.