Department of Public Works
Director: Doug Skelton
Employees: Roger Margot, Robert Kallenbach, and Calvin Trovinger
Hours: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tinicum Township has
approximately 95 miles of roads. 62 miles are maintained by the Tinicum
Township Department of Public Works, the remainder is maintained by the PA Dept. of Transportation - PennDOT. Township roads are maintained in an order of priority
established by the Public Works Director to enable the safest and most efficient travel throughout the
When giving directions to moving and delivery van drivers, please remember to choose a path that won't exceed bridge weight limits. Exceeding these limits damages our bridges. Click here for a map of Tinicum Township that shows bridge locations and weight/height restrictions. Please remember that Tinicum is home to two historic covered bridges with maximum height restrictions of 9 ft., located on Hollow Horn (near Cafferty Road) and Geigel Hill Road (between Upper Tinicum Church and Headquarters Road) and one on Uhlerstown Hill (near River Road) with a maximum height restriction of 11 ft.
The following is a listing of Tinicum Township bridges by maintenance responsibility which include posted limits, type of construction, span and restrictions:
Tinicum Township Maintained Bridges
Bucks County Maintained Bridges
PA Dept of Transportation Maintained Bridges
PA State Parks Maintained Bridges
TOWNSHIP DIRT & GRAVEL ROADS
The Township maintains a number of dirt and gravel roads. Ordinance 185 was established to protect these roads by establishing width and weight restrictions. The average width of these roads is 12 feet and should not be used by vehicles exceeding 8 feet in width. Additionally, heavy trucks can damage the road surface. There is weight limit of 15 tons between Jan. 1 and May 31 and a weight limit of 30 tons between June 1 and Dec. 31 of any year. Click here for a map of Tinicum Township dirt & gravel roads.
PENNDOT MAINTAINED ROADS
PennDOT maintains the following state-owned roads: Rte. 611 (Easton Road), Rte. 32 (River Road), Rte. 113 (Bedminster), E. Dark Hollow Road, Headquarters Road, Geigel Hill Road, South Park Road, Creamery Road, Brick Church Road, Red Hill Road, Upper Tinicum Church Road, Stover Park Road and Byram Road. For assistance with state roads call PennDOT at 215-345-6060 or 1-800-FIX ROAD.
PennDOT's The Customer Care Center (CCC) at http://www.dot.state.pa.us/penndot/districts/district6/d6ccc.nsf?opendatabase is an online resource for the residents of Pennsylvania to submit complaints about potholes, deer carcass removal, drainage issues, etc. A concern should not be submitted for immediate needs or issues that could create safety concerns, such as missing signs or roadway hazards. If the concern requires immediate attention, please call 1-800-FIX-ROAD to be directly connected to the county maintenance office in your area.
During the winter, the Dept. of Public Work's policy is to keep the Township roads safe and passable. The following information can provide residents with the township's policy for plowing and salting, as well as ways that residents can be prepared for snow events:
Resident's Winter Advisory
Prepare Your Mailbox for Winter
Cantilevered Mailbox Diagram
Governor Wolf Announced New Winter Travel Tools for the Public 10/20/17
With the winter season approaching, Govenor Towm Wolf announced that a new online tool is available to inform the public of PennDOT's operations this winter. The public will be able to view a color-coded map of when each of the nearly 40,000 miles of state-maintained roadway was last plowed by visiting www.511PA.com. PennDOT has also compiled its information about winter services and winter-driving resources for motorists at www.penndot.gov/winter.
ADOPT A TINICUM TOWNSHIP ROAD
Help keep our scenic township roads SCENIC by reducing litter and debris. Learn more by clicking: Adopt A Tinicum Township Road (.pdf)