Lower Dolington Rd Trail Further Delayed: "A Lot of Feet Need to Be Held to the Fire!"
At the July 13, 2022, Newtown Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting, Supervisor Mack asked the township engineer to explain the delays in the construction of the Lower Dolington Road Trail (LDRT).
More that that, Mr. Mack also voiced his and residents' concerns about "abandoned" construction barriers (barrels, netting, etc.) at the intersection of LDR and Stanford Place/Road (see "Lower Dolington Road Trail Construction Barricades Are a Pedestrian Safety Concern!"; and "Lower Dolington Road Trail Trash Tour"). Some of these materials encroach upon private HOA property and residents are talking about taking matters into their own hands to remove these items.
The Township Engineer explained what is causing the delays and Mack noted that even further delays are ahead as the “utility conflict” is resolved. That is, underground cables must be relocated before construction of the trail can begin again.
When the topic of accountability came up, Mr. Mack said "Six feet needed to be held to the fire. The construction company, Lumens (company responsible for moving the underground cable), and Newtown Artesian Water Company," which provided incorrect information that adversely impacted the project.
Before the meeting, Mr. Mack sent the following photos to the BOS, Township Manager, and the Township Engineer:
For more background, please refer to the "Lower Dolington Road Multi-Use Trail Project Timeline."