Department of Public Works
Director: Doug Skelton
Employees: Roger Margot, Robert Kallenbach, and Calvin Trovinger
Hours: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Telephone: 610-294-9153
Email:
dskelton@tinicumbucks.org

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 township.

TOWNSHIP BRIDGES
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.

WINTER OPERATIONS
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:

Winter Operations
Resident's Winter Advisory

Salt Procedures

Prepare Your Mailbox for Winter
Cantilevered Mailbox Diagram

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)




rev 11/22/13