Road Work Ahead

Update January 11, 2024

Rydal Lane is now open.

Update December 5, 2023 

The paving has been completed on Rydal Lane.  The Contractor is waiting for the guiderails and the pedestrian railing over the culvert  to be delivered and will install upon delivery.  For safety and liability reasons, the road cannot be opened to the public until the guiderails and railing are installed.  It is anticipated installation will occur on or before the end of the year.

Update October 3, 2023 at 3:10 PM

The no parking order for Stephen Way has been terminated.

Update September 29, 2023 at 3:00 PM

The delivery date of the Rydal Culvert established for Friday September 29, 2023 and Saturday, September 30, 2023 has been canceled due to weather.

The Township will not know the rescheduled delivery date until tomorrow morning but anticipates that it may be as early as Monday of next week.  The no parking signs will remain in place over the weekend and next week until the culvert is delivered.  The Message Board near the intersection of Gravel Hill Road and Stephen Way will be updated as additional information is received.

The Township respectfully requests that you do not park on the portion of Stephen Way from Gravel Hill Road to Rydal Lane until the no parking signs are removed.  The Police Department will be issuing an amended order that can be viewed on the Police website, The township will also update its website and Facebook page as additional information is available,

We apologize for any inconvenience that these scheduling changes have caused. The Township and Contractors appreciate your continuing cooperation.

Update September 29, 2023 at 8:10 AM

Rydal Culvert replacement delayed due to weather.

Update:  September 27, 2023 at 12:45 PM

The new delivery date for the culvert will be on Friday, September 29, 2023 and Saturday, September 30, 2023.  Please be advised the Chief of Police has ordered a temporary no parking restriction for portions of Stephen Way from Gravel Hill Road to Rydal Lane, from 7:00 am Friday, September 29, 2023 through 7:00 am Sunday, October 1, 2023. 

Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Update:  September 25, 2023 at 2:10 PM

The Township has just been advised that the delivery of the culvert has been delayed due to weather and Tropical Storm Ophelia.  Accordingly, the Chief of Police has withdrawn and cancelled the no parking restriction on a portion of Stephen Way and Rydal Lane from 7:00 am on September 26, 2023 through 7:00 am on September 29, 2023. It is anticipated that the delivery will occur in the near future.  

Thank you for your continuing patience and cooperation while the Township completes this project.

Update:  September 21, 2023

Please be advised that the delivery route has been changed. The route will include Churchville Road, Bristol Road, Bustleton Pike and Gravel Hill Road. Only a portion of Stephen Way and Rydal Lane will be affected.  Notices have been hand delivered and the streets will be posted early next week. 

Update:  September 15, 2023

The Rydal culvert replaced project is moving forward. Initial tree removal has been conducted and construction equipment has been placed at the site.  During the week of September 18th, additional clearing, demolition of the remaining structure and site preparation are scheduled to be completed. The instillation of the new culvert is scheduled for the week of September 25th.  After the culvert is in place, additional improvements will be completed.

During the week of September 25th, parking restrictions will be in place for portions of Marge Drive, Joan Drive, Stephen Way and Rydal Lane.  Appropriate signs will be posted. 

Thank you for your continuing patience and cooperation while the Township completes this project.

Update:  June 2023

At the public meeting held on June 13, 2023, the Board of Supervisors awarded the contract for the reconstruction of the Rydal Lane culvert to D.J. Pinciotti Construction Co. Inc.  The proposed pre-cast concrete culvert and wing walls were designed to conform to the Department of Environmental Protection and PennDOT standards and regulations. The current lead time from the supplier for the pre-cast culvert is approximately 3-months. Even with this delay, Upper Southampton Township staff and contractors will continue to work towards the common goal of completing the project by winter.  

Thank you for your continued patience.

Update: Monday, April 17, 2023

FEMA/PEMA funding has been approved for this project and the DEP permits were recently issued.

The bid documents are currently being finalized and will go out to bid in the near future.

Once the winning bid is awarded, reconstruction of the roadway shall begin thereafter.

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