Yearly Archives 2014


PennDOT Annouces Start of Construction on Route 23 Bridge over Chickies Creek

Construction for the Route 23 (Marietta Avenue) bridge spanning Chickies Creek in West Hempfield and East Donegal townships, Lancaster County, is scheduled to begin during the week of April 30 as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from the list of structurally deficient bridges in Lancaster County.

During construction, drivers will be directed to follow a detour along Route 441 (Chickies Hill Road), Route 30, and Prospect Road (State Route 4001). The new bridge should be completed in late August.

In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.

This bridge is referred to as JV-253 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.

The Rapid Bridge Replacement Project is a public-private partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), under which PWKP will finance, design, replace, and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.

To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, visit Additional information on P3 programs in Pennsylvania can be found at or by calling the project hotline at 877-444-9990 or email


Park Commission Conducting Survey To Gather Resident and Park User Input

To further the mission of the Township Park Commission “to provide park areas, recreation facilities, programs and other opportunities to enrich the quality of life for Township residents”, the Commission is conducting a Park and Recreation Survey to gather input from Township residents and the users of Township parks.

The responses will assist the Park Commission and the Board of Supervisors in managing Township park facilities and programs.

Go HERE to participate in the survey.

Thank You For Your Input!


Township Looking To Fill Road Crew Opening

East Donegal Township is accepting applications for the full-time position of Public Works Crewmember. This individual will be responsible for performing the manual tasks that are required to properly construct/maintain/repair the Township streets, drainage structures, culverts, trucks and equipment, buildings and properties. This position requires light and heavy physical labor, indoor and outdoor work in all weather conditions, and operation of trucks, snowplows, salt spreaders and heavy equipment. This individual is also responsible for operating manual and power tools incidental to routine operation. On-call availability outside regular work hours is required. Excellent benefit package. Applicants must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, and possess a valid PA CDL or able to obtain PA CDL within 6 months of employment.

Application forms are available at the Township office. Completed application forms can be submitted to East Donegal Township, ATTN: Twp Manager, 190 Rock Point Rd, Marietta, PA 17547. Applications for this position will be accepted until April 20, 2018. EOE