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GOLDEN PHEASANT BRIDGE ON RIVER ROAD (Route 32) CLOSED FOR REPAIRS:
PennDOT is making structural repairs to the single-span bridge carrying Route 32 (River Road) over the Delaware Canal near the Golden Pheasant Inn. Route 32 will be closed between Tinicum Creek Rd and Headquarters Rd through late December.

Route 32 motorists should follow the posted detour of Dark Hollow Rd, Route 413 and Route 611. Click here to see the PennDOT detour map Motorists are advised to allow extra time. The road will remain open to local traffic up to the bridge.

PennDOT’s contractor will replace the existing deck and badly deteriorated steel beams, replace the guardrail, and perform minor repairs to the stone masonry abutments. PennDOT stated that this is a temporary solution until a larger replacement or rehabilitation project, currently in preliminary engineering phase, is ready for construction. Revised 10/16/18

UPPER BUCKS CODE BLUE SHELTER ALERT
Beginning November 15th, when the temperatures are 26 degrees and below, the Upper Bucks Code Blue shelter will open at the Quakertown Masonic Lodge, 501 W Broad St, Quakertown from 8:15 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the following morning. A hot meal and breakfast is also available. Call (267) 450-5191 after 1:00 p.m. to find out if the shelter is open or to request ride. Car rides are available from the Turkey Hill in Ottsville/Harrow at 7:45 p.m. Posted 10/26/18

HEADQUARTERS ROAD BRIDGE UPDATE:
On October 22, 2018, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) filed a complaint (Case#: 2:18-cv-04508) in US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania challenging PennDOT and the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) issuance of a Categorical Exlusion (CE) from an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or Environmental Assessment (EI) with regard to the Headquarters Bridge Project, stating the defendants have unlawfully determined that the Bridge must be destroyed and replaced with a new 2-lane concrete structure. The complaint can be found on the DRN website or the US District Court for the Eastern District of PA website.The FHWA had granted PennDOT the CE for Headquarters Road Bridge in Sept., enabling PennDOT to move forward with the design in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement. PennDOT's explanation of a CE can be found on the PennDOT website.

PennDOT engineers and Transportation Secretary Richards have determined that rehabilitation of the existing bridge is not an option due to the deterioration of its structural integrity. PennDOT states that there are two options: 1) Construct a new two-lane bridge, which PennDOT would retain ownership and responsibility. 2) Construct a new one-lane bridge, which would require Tinicum Township taxpayers to take ownership and responsibility. The DRN maintains that the bridge can be rehabilitated. Revised 10/31/18

ROAD & BRIDGE UPDATES:

BRING USED MOTOR OIL TO TINCUM PUBLIC WORKS
If you are changing your lawn mower oil or engine oil, please bring the oil to the Public Works garage, there's a barrel in the parking lot. Doing so allows us to lower costs by reusing the oil and helps you to properly dispose of it. No gas or antifreeze, please. Posted 7/3/18

INVASIVE INSECTS DISCOVERED IN PENNSYLVANIA:

LICENSE YOUR DOG
Pennsylvania law requires all dogs 3 months or older to have a current dog license. An annual license costs $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. For more info go to www.padoglicense.com Posted 3/28/18

POWER OUTAGES
If an outage occurs, call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report it, or go to www.firstenergycorp.com/outages where you can also find more info on Met-Ed's restoration progress and safety. Never try to remove a tree or debris from downed lines. Always assume downed lines are energized and immediately call Met-Ed at 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877). Posted 10/24/18

RIVER CONDITIONS:
In case of flood warnings,check the National Weather Service website for current and forecasted river conditions at http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=phi&gage=fren4&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1%22 Floodplain Maps can be viewed at the Bucks County website: https://bucksgis.maps.arcgis.com Additional information can be found at www.FloodSmart.gov and www.FEMA.gov.

LEARN HOW TO PROTECT YOUR GROUNDWATER
For more info about how you can protect your groundwater, click here.

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Updated 11/9/2018