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Park Closures

A fertilizer/Lime application is scheduled for the following Upper Saucon Park locations on Monday, October 25, 2021. The parks will be closed for 24 hours beginning at 7am the day of the treatment.

Community Park
3231 Preston Lane
Center Valley, PA 18034

Hopewell Park
4695 W Hopewell Rd
Center Valley, PA 18034

This application is: Late Fall: Fertilizer & Lime

19-2-6 Granular fertilizer with Physiocal (lime)

The rain date is Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

Camp Meeting Rd / PA309 / Lanark Road Intersection Improvement Project

We are pleased to announce that the intersection project is close to being completed. Unfortunately, the overall project was delayed by about 2 months because of COVID related issues mostly due to lack of construction materials and some logistical and manpower shortages.

The remaining work will include completing the Northbound 309 turning lane, which could not be done until the new traffic signals were installed, installation of impact attenuators and final paving, final signal head adjustments and installation of signage and line striping.

The project widened route 309 by constructing a northbound left turn lane, realigned, and widened Lanark Road to provide an exclusive eastbound left-turn lane and shoulders, realigned, and widened Camp Meeting Road to include a westbound left-turn lane and shoulders, installed new traffic signals, emergency vehicle detectors, channelized right-turn islands and upgrade existing storm water facilities. Work for the project was awarded to Blooming Glen Contractors in the amount of $1.36 million in August of 2021.

Route 309, Lanark, and Camp Meeting Roads are PennDOT owned and maintained roadways, however the work was undertaken by the Township to mitigate traffic issues due to the unconventional intersection design. PennDOT provided a one-million-dollar grant towards the construction and Upper Saucon and the Southern Lehigh School District split the remaining cost equally.

Work is anticipated to be complete on October 29th.

Construction Blasting

A few residents have notice vibrations in and around the construction site at Estates at Saucon Valley. The vibrations are related to rock blasting at the construction site. The developer has secured the services of MD&B to blast rock on the site that will facilitate the construction of the residential development. MD&B stated that they expect Monday and Tuesday, October 18 & 19, to the last blast for several weeks as the scope of their work will be completed for now. 

Upper Saucon Township has no authority over blasting and no role in this state regulated process. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is responsible for regulating the storage, handling and use of explosives in the Commonwealth. This includes blasting at coal mines, quarries, construction sites and demolition blasting. MD&B. has an approved Blasting Permit from PA DEP and they are carefully measuring vibrations from each of their blasting activities via seismograph to demonstrate compliance with the terms of their state Blasting Permit.

Concerned persons are welcome to contact the PA Bureau of Mining & Reclamation regional office in Pottsville at 570-621-3118 to file a complaint or learn more about the state regulations for this type of blasting activity

For more information on Blasting, please see the Citizens Guide to Explosives Regulation in Pennsylvania

Public Notice: FLINT HILL ROAD – Water Main Extension for the Estates at Saucon Valley Project

Public Notice: FLINT HILL ROAD – Water main extension for the Estates at Saucon Valley project:
A contractor for the developer will resume water line construction for the Estates at Saucon Valley on or about Monday 10/18/21. Construction will start on Flint Hill Road, where they left off, just beyond Passer Road. Refer to the green lines on the map below.
The road will be accessible to buses/emergency vehicles and anyone that lives within the area of extension. The road will be closed to through traffic from 7am-4pm during the day and will opened every day after 4pm.

Installation of mainline Segment 1 (Flint Hill Road) will take approximately 20 +/- working days and phase 2 (Taylor Dr and Landis Mill) will take an additional 10+/- working days.

 
Updates will be posted as necessary on the Township website and social media.

Upper Saucon Township Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Upper Saucon Township will be holding a Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The event is for Upper Saucon Residents only. Proof of residency is required.

No commercial or business drop-offs will be accepted. Registration is free; however, the number of participants will be limited. Register on-line at Eventbrite.com

This is a NO CONTACT event, please adhere to the following regulations set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on the day of the event:

Events may be cancelled based on the status of the pandemic as per state requirements.
Materials must be in the trunk of the car or bed of the truck or SUV. You must stay in your car while in the event site. You may arrive any time within your registered appointment window.
Please print out your ticket if possible (or write your name and appointment time on a piece of paper) and place it on your dashboard.
If you cannot attend the event, please cancel your appointment, as others may be waiting for an opening.

NO TVS, ELECTRONICS OR APPLIANCES WIIL BE ACCEPTED.

NO YARD WASTE WILL BE ACCEPTED.

THIS IS NOT A PAPER SHREDDING EVENT.

Acceptable materials are: Oil-based paints, solvents, motor oil, antifreeze, fertilizer, pesticides, herbicides, household cleaning products, aerosols, degreasers, etc.

Not acceptable materials are: tires, propane tanks or other gas cylinders, electronics, appliances, medical waste.

Location Information:

Hopewell Park
4695 West Hopewell Road
Upper Saucon Township, PA 18034

To register: Eventbrite Upper Saucon HHW

Flint Hill Road Closure

Contractors will be replacing a manhole on Flint Hill Road. Flint Hill Road will be closed to all through traffic from 7am to 5 pm on Monday, October 11 and Tuesday, October 12.

Flaggers will be posted at each intersection to assist and direct traffic ,local residents, emergency vehicles ,school buses etc.

Flint Hill Road will be open overnight with restrictions.

Camp Meeting Road Closure

Camp Meeting Road will be closed to all traffic between Route 309 and Preston Lane on Monday, October 11, 2021.

Southern Lehigh Public Library’s Board of Directors

Effective January 1, 2022, there will be two vacancies on the Southern Lehigh Library Board of Directors. The terms for these positions will be January 1, 2022-December 31, 2024.

You must be an Upper Saucon resident to be considered. 

To apply, please review the library’s Board Member Job Description, available online at:
https://www.solehipl.org/about-us/, then download and complete an Application for Appointment to Upper Saucon Township Boards and Commissions at this link.

Please submit the application to:

Thomas Beil, UST Manager
5500 Camp Meeting Road
Center Valley, PA 18034
or via email to tbeil@uppersaucon.org

If you have specific questions regarding the positions, please contact the Library Director at lsaeger@solehipl.org.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat – Friday, October 29, 2021. 6pm to 8 pm

Rain Date is Saturday, October 30, 2021. 6pm to 8pm.

Chestnut Hill Road is CLOSED

10/04/2021: Chestnut Hill Road is closed between Limeport Pike and W Hopewell Rd. It will re-open later this week.