In the May 2017 Township News...


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Here's a look at what you'll find in the current issue of the Pennsylvania Township News. Not yet a subscriber? Click here to learn how you can receive this award-winning magazine every month.


A Primer on Road Surfacing

The upkeep of roads accounts for a large chunk of a township’s time and money. Making the most economical, knowledgeable road decisions for your township starts with an understanding of road surfacing methods.

Road Techniques Can Help Save Lives

Pennsylvania wants to eliminate all traffic fatalities within 30 years. Townships can help with this worthy goal by implementing low-cost safety countermeasures that help to reduce crashes and save lives. Free article this month, click here to read.

Making Work Zones Safer for Everyone

Working on active roads is a dangerous business for road crews. By following certain practices, townships can make work zones safer for workers and the motoring public.

Roller-Compacted Concrete: A Durable Choice

Roller-compacted concrete is a strong, fast, and economical solution for wherever industrial or heavy-duty pavement is needed, including local roads and parking lots.

Do-It-Yourself Bridge Building

Townships can reduce the hefty price tag associated with bridge repair and replace projects by doing some or all of the work themselves.

Guest Column: PennDOT Connects

Secretary of Transportation Leslie S. Richards, a former county commissioner and township supervisor, explains a new initiative, PennDOT Connects, which aims to bring the department and local officials together earlier in the planning process for transportation projects.

STIC Partners with Townships to Promote Innovations

The State Transportation Innovation Council’s effort to introduce new technologies and techniques that increase safety and improve road quality is a win-win for townships and the state alike.


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