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Cowpath Road and Orvilla

Road Intersection
Improvements
February 8, 2017

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Project background

Township completed Township Act 209 Traffic Study in 2005


Township developed priority list for intersections identified
in study
Intersection improvements identified at Cowpath Road and
Orvilla Road noted as #1 project
Conceptual Design and Traffic Analysis started in 2008
Project added to the PennDOT Decade of Investment in
2013
Township secured grant from PA DCED for preliminary
design in 2016

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Intersection Improvements

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Intersection Improvements

Realign the existing offset signalized T-intersections to a


four-legged signalized intersection
Removal of the spilt phase traffic signal and Installation of
new traffic signal for realigned intersection
Installation of a Cul-de-sac for Old Orvilla Road and
access to Realigned Orvilla Road (SR 1004).
Installation of sidewalk along both sides of the realigned
Orvilla Road (SR 1004)
Installation of ADA complaint curb ramps (project-wide)

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Project Considerations

Utility Coordination
Property owner coordination, access design
Drainage improvements and stormwater management
facilities.
Construction Staging
Maintain existing traffic patterns
Maintain access to properties and residences

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Project Considerations

Detour of Orvilla
Road - Closed from
Cowpath Road to Leas
Way for construction
of tie in near Leas
Way
Detour Route
Cowpath Road to N.
Broad Street to
Bethlehem Pike
same as for the
Orvilla Road Bridge

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Project Schedule\Next Steps


12-18
months
PennDOT permit
Environmental Permitting
Utility Coordination *Tentative - Based on Grant Funding
*Potentially Secure Grant for
Construction
6 months

Project Bidding
Contracts
Construction kick-off
*Application submitted, awards 12 months
announced in Spring 2017
Construction

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