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$1 Million in Road Improvements Slated for Cecil

See if your road is on the list.

Editor's Note: This story was edited at 9:15 a.m. Friday.

Cecil Township Board of Supervisors this week voted to proceed with the bidding process for its $1 million road program.

Township Manager Don Gennuso said the board hopes to send bid packages out this month and be in a position to open the bids and award the contract next month.

"The board hopes to start the project as soon as possible in the spring," Gennuso said.

The project is being paid for through the township's allotment of liquid fuel money, which amounts to about $700,000. Another $250,000 of the cost will be covered by local impact fee money related to Marcellus Shale drilling, and the remaining $135,000 will be paid with the township's local share of casino revenue.

The following roads are included in the project.

  • Commerce Boulevard from Mayview Road to the terminus
  • Stretches of Freedom Drive
  • Gladden Road from state Route 980 to the township line
  • Second Stree in Lawrence from School Street to Lawrence Street
  • School Hill Road from Morganza to Morganza
  • Burnside Road from Muse-Bishop Road to Papp Road
  • Ridgeway Street from Muse-Bishop to its terminus
  • Bonaire Drive from Ridgewood to its terminus
  • McConnell Road from Muse-Bishop to Stonecrest
  • Grange Road from Millers Run to Coleman Road

Genusso said the township's public works crew would also be making road improvements to other streets.

What do you think of the list? What other streets would you like to see upgraded?

cecil resident January 10, 2013 at 02:23 PM
Residents have been complaining for a long time now their is light at the end of the tunnel. Supervisor Cowden had taken on this fight since she was elected and worked hard to get the other supervisors to agree. Lets keep up the good work to improve our roads so that we live up to the great place to live signs that are posted. When you are choosing roads don't forget the old communities we pay taxes also.
Jeff January 10, 2013 at 04:04 PM
Nothing planned for Depaoli, Coleman or Grange? That's a shame. I would hate having to travel on those roads everyday. I enjoy shopping at Benders but I try to avoid those roads. They are terrible.
Amanda Gillooly January 10, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Jeff, those roads are not included in the $1 million road plan, but it is possible that the public works crew could do some improvements on those throughways.
Me January 10, 2013 at 09:06 PM
I do not know where Don Gennuso got his list for the road repair. Grange road was on the list. It was discussed at the twp monthly meeting. Don Gennuso was at the meeting. Were you there Amanda?
Amanda Gillooly January 10, 2013 at 10:38 PM
I was not. The roads included above were given to me on a list from the township when I went in to speak with Mr. Gennuso Tuesday morning. But I will double check!
Anna Coen January 11, 2013 at 01:27 AM
Amanda, Grange was on the list., perhaps an oversight? And yes the citizen's of Cecil are finally getting their roads repaired and this was spear- headed by Supervisor Cowden.
Amanda Gillooly January 11, 2013 at 01:33 AM
Thanks, Anna!
Amanda Gillooly January 11, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Hey folks, your humble editor made the error. Grange has been added to the list in the story. Thank you guys for keeping me on my toes!

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