The information below contains updates and plans for several ongoing projects.
Township Public Improvement Projects
Springfield Township continuously invests its resources into projects that improve the infrastructure, safety, accessibility, functionality, and beauty of our community on a routine basis. The information below contains updates and plans for several ongoing projects.
UPCOMING/ONGOING TOWNSHIP PROJECTS
1725 Walnut Avenue/Former Tank Car Site (Future Park)
In 2015, Springfield Township acquired a 7.8 acre property located at 1725 Walnut Avenue in Oreland to redevelop the site into a new public park. The Township is in the midst of finalizing the voluntary Act 2 land recycling program through the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and is currently taking steps to proceed in transforming this former industrial site into a recreational amenity for the benefit of the community!
As of March 2023, the Township has acquired over $1 million to fund site improvements. Learn more about the project by visiting our dedicated project webpage using the link below:
380-402 Haws Lane Partial Acquisition (Future Park)
Springfield Township took decisive action on this divisive property in Sept. 2022 when the Board of Commissioners issued a partial condemnation to acquire 2.759 acres out of the 4.8 acre site. Once the condemnation is finalized, the 2.759 acres of will be repurposed into a natural resources park with a trail through the woodlands. Learn more about the project by visiting our dedicated project webpage using the link below:
UPCOMING/ONGOING STATE & COUNTY PROJECTS
Bethlehem Pike Safety Improvements
PennDOT will be modifying Bethlehem Pike in Springfield Township from Stenton Avenue to Sunnybrook Road as part of its Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). The project will improve the safety and navigation of Bethlehem Pike, including:
- Converting Bethlehem Pike from a four-lane roadway to a three-lane roadway with a two-way center left turn lane
- Modifying traffic signal phasing and timing
- Upgrading traffic signal equipment to improve pedestrian safety and vehicular visibility
RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS
Mermaid Park Stream & Habitat Restoration (Completed 2022)
The Mermaid Park Stream and Habitat Restoration Project was a four part initiative to restore the aquatic habitat and environmental ecosystem of Mermaid Park in Wyndmoor, PA. The project included: (1) dredging to remove 3,000 cubic yards of sediment from Mermaid Park’s pond, (2) stabilizing 190 linear feet of streambank leading into the pond to reduce erosion and prevent 8,527.20 lbs./yr. of sediment from being deposited into the pond from stormwater runoff, (3) planting a meadow verge of seventy-two (72) native trees, shrubs, and tall grasses to filter surface stormwater runoff and capture sediment before it enters the stream/pond, and (4) constructing a 2,055 ft. walking trail with environmental education signage to raise public awareness of the reasons for undertaking this project and its many environmental benefits (i.e. water quality improvements, habitat restoration, etc.).
The Township received over $223,000 in grant funds for this project. Learn more about the project by visiting our dedicated project webpage using the link below:
Chiaramonte Park Playground Resurfacing (Completed 2020)
Springfield Township was awarded $72,215 as part of 2019 Montgomery County's Community Development Black Grant Program to increase accessibility to Chiaramonte Park for residents with disabilities. This project will result in the construction of an accessibility pathway and the installation of play-surfacing at the playground.