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Wrightstown moving forward with Penns Park Road improvement project


Penns Park Road is about to get an upgrade.

Following a public bid process, the Wrightstown Board of Supervisors recently awarded contracts to companies that will conduct base repair and top coat work on the township-owned roadway.

Bensalem-based C&C Super Seal will perform the base repair for a fee of $24,749.

“This is the first time that Wrightstown Township will be using this contractor, but our engineer checked their references and work history, and they are a solid company,” said Supervisor Chairman Chester Pogonowski.

Emmaus-based Asphalt Maintenance Solutions will do the top coat for $150,839.

“They have done a lot of work in Wrightstown over the years,” said Pogonowski. “We will be applying a typical oil and chip coating to the road, followed by a ‘slurry seal’ to level out the surface. This is the first time that we are using the slurry seal and are evaluating it as an improvement to our typical oil and chip paving.”

Slurry seal is a maintenance treatment that consists of fine crushed aggregate (rock), asphalt, water and additives that typically cures within hours in hot weather.

“We would like to get the road work done after school closes and before it opens in September,” Pogonowski told the Herald. “We also need to coordinate with a food truck event at the Grange sponsored by Lingohocken Fire Company in July and the Middletown Grange Fair in August.”

Penns Park Road is a key road in Wrightstown. The Middletown Grange Fairgrounds, PDC Baseball and Wrightstown Elementary School all lie along the span. Penns Park is also a connector between routes 413 and 232.

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