8500 Furey Rd, Upper Chichester, PA 19014 -2341
(610) 485-5881
Public Works Department

Roads

There are 50 miles of roads in the Township; 40 miles are Township roads and 10 miles are State highways. Township roads are maintained by the Township Public Works Department. The Department is responsible for resurfacing, patching, signs, storm water drainage, street lights, and snow removal, along with various other responsibilities.

Potholes

To report potholes or street light issues on township roads, please contact the office with detailed information pertaining to the issue, especially the location. For issues pertaining to state roads please call PennDot at 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623) or register your complaint with PennDot.

Tree Limbs and Branches

Homeowners with trees along roads, streets, sidewalks, curbs or alleys are to keep the branches trimmed so that no part shall have a clearance of less than eight (8) feet above public sidewalk and/or twenty (20) feet above the surface of any public roadway, street, or alley. Failure to comply may cause the Township to correct the situation. The cost of such abatement will be charged to the property owner, and a lien may be field against the property.

Signs and Street Lights

If anyone notices a sign (stop sign, street sign, etc) down/missing OR having issues with street lights (blinking, out, etc) please call the Public Works Department at (484) 483-7215 or file a concern. This option gives you the ability to upload any pictures to help us assist you. When reporting please include as much information as possible such as, street address, light pole number (yellow tags w/ black numbers), intersection, etc.

Road Closures

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can potholes be repaired?

Potholes on Township streets (not state roads) are repaired as quickly as scheduling and weather permits. Cold patching is done in the winter months; blacktop is used for the summer months.

Is Upper Chichester responsible for maintaining all the roads in the Township?

Upper Chichester Township is responsible for maintaining all municipally owned public roadways. The Township is not responsible for maintenance to state and private roads. Below is a list of state roads and privately owned roads in Upper Chichester Township: 

State: Bethel Rd, Bethel Ave, Blueball Ave, Chichester Ave, Garnet Mine Rd, Larkin Rd, Market St, Meetinghouse Rd (Market St to Naamans Crk), Naamans Creek Rd 

Private: Andrew Ct, Applewood, Canterbury Dr, Cedarcrest Ln, Chatham Cir,Dana Ct, Dogwood Cir, Drexel Ct, Evergreen Ln, Hawthorne, Heather Ln, Louis James Ct, Somerset Ln, Stanley Ct, Village Way, Woodgate Ln

What are the guidelines for tree branches hanging over a roadway?

All tree limbs, shrubs, etc. which are protruding into a roadway must be cleared a distance of eight (8) feet from the road and twenty (20) feet up.

Who is responsible to take a tree down that is in the Township right-of-way?

The Township is not responsible for trees to be taken down even if they are in the Township’s right-of-way. It is the owner’s responsibility. If a tree has fallen into the Township street, then the Township will remove it out of the street area only. If the tree is in the Township right-of-way and it is deemed to be dead, we will contact the property owner to get a price to have it removed. We will then get another price, and notify the owner of the price.

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