Paving Program - Nova Chip

UPDATE 03/10/21 4:04 PM:  Nova Chip Program is proposed to be done in early 2021.  Streets to be done are listed below.  A letter will be mailed explaining the process.

Street From To Chip Seal Date Nova Chip Date
Carmel Place N. Spring Hill Drive Entire roadway
Hartranft Avenue Bethlehem Pike Washington Lane
Hopegate Drive S. Spring Hill Drive Pembrook Drive
Kings Circle N. Spring Hill Drive Cul-de-Sac
Overlook Circle Westwind Way Cul-de-Sac
Saxon Lane Waterford Way Holly Hill Lane
Shamrock Place S. Spring Hill Drive S. Spring Hill Drive


There will be some preliminary work done in two stages.  First the entire street will be swept of all debris.  This will be followed immediately by the installation of a High Performance Chip Seal which is a preventive maintenance process designed to pre-treat your street by sealing out water and helping to eliminate cracking.  This will then be followed by our contractor putting down the Nova Chip paving.

Streets will be posted with “No Parking”.  We would appreciate it if you would refrain from on-street parking during this work so crews can work quickly and efficiently.

Scheduled dates for individual streets will be posted here.  Township inspectors will be on-site during all of the work.  If you require additional information, please contact Ralph Alessandrini at 215-643-1600, extension 3236.

The process requires closure of at least one traffic lane at a time, so through traffic will be delayed or prohibited as needed. Local traffic and emergency vehicles will be accommodated as possible, but delays could occur during the application. Township staff will monitor and coordinate the work and would appreciate any assistance with minimizing driveway traffic during the application.

Nova Chip is an ultra-thin friction course which will seal your street as well as provide a new road surface. The process consists of an ultra-thin application of a gap-graded Hot Mix wearing course placed over a heavy application of polymer modified emulsion by a specialized machine in a single pass. The product is excellent for use on high traffic areas due to its ability to be quickly re-opened to traffic. This system has a proven life of 10 – 15 years, under all types of conditions, making this material an important tool for preserving roads and highways.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ralph Alessandrini, Assistant Public Works Director, at 215-643-1600 (x 3236).  You may also contact Chris Kunkle, Public Works Director, at 215-643-1600 (x 3336).




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