The Public Works Department is responsible for the ongoing maintenance of Newtown Township’s 50.65 miles of roads, plus storm and sanitary sewers, parks, trails, buildings and other infrastructure. The department oversees the collection of home recyclables, the annual collection of leaves on all public streets and grounds in the autumn, and maintains an extensive fleet of vehicles and heavy equipment required to perform the constant upkeep of township infrastructure.
The Department is manned by one director and six staff members who work to accomplish their required duties each day of the year, and they are on-call 24/7. Some examples of their required tasks include storm water inlet maintenance, roadway repairs, tree and brush clearing, snow and ice control, traffic signal and streetlight maintenance, sewer and sewage pump station maintenance and the installation and maintenance of road signs.
Roads and Official Street Map
Township Roads: The Public Works Department maintains all roads that have officially been dedicated to Newtown Township. Please refer to the Official Street Map.
State Roads: These roads are generally noted as SR and the responsibility of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to maintain. These include Rt. 3 (West Chester Pike), Rt. 252 (Newtown Street Road), St. David’s Road, Bishop Hollow Road, Goshen Road, Bryn Mawr Avenue, Church Lane, Darby-Paoli Road, Media Line Road and a portion of Gradyville Road. Newtown Township does plow and salt all of these except Rt. 3 (West Chester Pike), Rt. 252 (Newtown Street Road), Media Line Road and the State-owned portions of Gradyville Road, which are plowed and salted by PennDOT.
Private Streets: These streets are maintained and salted / plowed privately or by the developer who built them. They are either kept private or will eventually turned over to Newtown Township for care. These streets are NOT presently maintained by Newtown Township. Although not every private street is listed, these include: Hickory Lane (from College to dead end), Pine Street (from Tennis to Summit), Walnut Street (from Farview to College, other than a short dedicated portion northeast of Tennis), Tennis Avenue (from Chestnut to Hickory), Locust Street (from Farview to College), College Avenue (from Chestnut to Walnut), Farview Avenue (portion southeast of Locust to end), Summit Avenue (portion southeast of Locust to end), Tuxedo Avenue (from Florida to Fairview), Second Avenue (west of Malley Street), Morton Street (between First Avenue and Third Avenue), Masons Way, Hunters Run, the side streets connecting to Troop Farm Road, Camelot Lane, Clermont Drive, Muirwood Drive, Cornerstone Drive, Charles Ellis Drive, Alice Grim Blvd., Ashbrooke Road, Hedgerow Lane, Mill Hollow, the private drive off of Llangollen, the streets in the Liseter Development and the streets in Greene Countrie Estates.
Harry J. Robinson, Supervisor
Phone: 610-356-0200 Ext. 134
George Sharretts, Director and Road Master
Phone: 610-356-0200 Ext. 112
Public Works Department Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Services Provided and Links
Please click on the service or link below to find more information about the variety of services provided to residents and visitors from the Department of Public Works in Newtown Township.
Newtown Township Road Information
Note – The 2012 Engineering Report of Township Road Conditions was updated in May of 2017.
PennDOT – Township Road Segment Listing
PennDOT – Road Segment Map
2018 Road Program
Please follow the link to the Current Bids, RFP’s and Employment Opportunities page to view documents and bid awards for the 2018 Road Program, 2018 Roadway Maintenance and 2018 Inlet Repair and Maintenance projects.
The following roads were resurfaced as part of the 2018 Road Program: Green Countrie Drive, Jeffrey Lane, French Road, Roberts Road, Saw Mill Road (between Roberts Road and Boulder Creek Lane), Clark Drive, Deggs Circle, Richards Ridge, Bradford Terrace, Denford Drive, Clayton Place, Harvey Lane, Gartley Drive, Patterson Place and Martins Circle.
The following roads had an ultra thin bonded wearing course installed as part of the 2018 Roadway Maintenance Project: First Avenue, Second Avenue, Third Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Malley Street, Morton Street, Gilbert Street and Berman Street. This installation took place on Township roads only, and was not done on non-dedicated roadway segments or “paper street segments.”
Newtown Township Recycling Information
Residential single-stream recycling collections occur from each home twice every month. See below for materials that can be recycled, a map with schedule, household hazardous waste collection information and other important recycling information. Collections begin at 7:00 AM on your recycling day, so be sure to have your materials out before that. In the event of a missed pick-up, please call customer service at J.P.Mascaro & Sons at 800-432-1616. Be sure to identify that you are from Newtown Township in Delaware County. For all other recycling questions call or e-mail Newtown Township directly. Thank you for your efforts to recycle.
Residential Recycling Information:
Residential Recycling (PDF)
Electronics and Appliance Recycling Information:
Pennsylvania DEP – Electronics Recycling Information (with links)
Note #1 – Newtown Township thanks everyone who participated in 2018’s electronic recycling event on May 19, 2018. The event, held in partnership with Marple and Haverford Townships, took place at Delaware County Community College. Over 100,000 pounds of electronic waste was collected to be properly recycled. The next event will be held in 2019, and further information will be posted here when available.
Note #2 – Newtown Township encourages residents to investigate the stores who sell electronics that also take electronic items to be recycled throughout the year. We are aware that TV’s are currently not accepted by these stores due to the extreme cost of recycling their components. We are actively looking for a resource for our residents to recycle TV’s and will post that information here when an option other than our annual electronics recycling event is found.
PECO Appliance Recycling (web page)
PECO Appliance Recycling (PDF)
Delaware County Recycling Information:
Household Hazardous Waste Collections (PDF) – 2019 Dates
Note – this is a listing compiled and provided as a service by the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority – Recycling Division.
Latex Paint Disposal (PDF)
Plastic Bag Recycling (PDF)
Newtown Township Leaf Collection and Yard Waste Information
Fall Leaf Collection Map – 2018 (interactive)
Note -the Delaware County Composting Farm is CLOSED from September 1st until October 31st.
Winter Ice and Snow Removal
Petition for Informational Meeting (first step)
Petition for Traffic Calming Study (second step)
PennDOT – Main Page
PennDOT – District 6 (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties)
CLICK HERE for all Township permits, applications and forms or click below for the following:
PA One Call – Call 811 before you dig!
Report a Concern to Public Works (road, sewer or park issue)
Report a Concern to PennDOT (State Roads) – CLICK HERE or call 1-800-FIX-ROAD