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Local Government – Middletown Township

Bristol Twp, PennDOT, Turnpike Engineers Meet Discuss Congestion & Future Work Schedule



Bristol Township announced Friday that it had met with PennDOT Turnpike Engineers to address recent issues surrounding the construction project on U.S. Route 13 and Pennsylvania Turnpike.

Township officials said  PennDOT and Turnpike officials are aware of the congestion due to the construction and have already been proactive  implementing corrective actions.

“The issues are mainly from signal timing and single through lanes” said township officials “The corrective actions they are working for implementation are adjusting the timing of the signal, adding a temporary video detection system, installing GPS clocks for Green Lane and Turnpike signal coordination, redesigning for additional though lane for SB Route 13 and adding green arrow for right turn from South Bound Route 13.

In early December installation of a temporary traffic light in the overnight at the Green Lane and Rt 13 intersection caused a loud “when is this all going to end” groan from motorists in the area.

PennDOT announced prior to Thanksgiving new motorist patterns with a new temporary traffic light would be implemented but when the new “temporary” traffic was put into play, area motorists seemed ill prepared for the change.

“Its a total s**t show,” one local said via e-,ail, “it took my husband 1 hour to home from Neshaminy, when its usually only a  20 minute ride. No one knew, they were going to shut down a lane and install a temporary light there. And to do that in the middle of the week?”

Temporary Street Light on Rt 13 has caused backups say locals.
Image Credit: Jeff Bohen, LBS.

Work to remove the bridge deck has begun and is almost completed. Removal of temporary signal C posts, and the re-do lanes adding a through South Bound lane and adjust timing for turn lanes has commenced. 

Motorist levels of frustration can also be understood in light of the U.S. Rt 13 reconstruction project being completed not too many years  ago.  Similarly the township made it a specific goal to have its roads worked on, in 2013/14, when its road repaving projects were launched in Croydon. Motorists though have little investment in terms of the “who” of a given project though and just want to navigate area roadways without seeing “work ahead” signs that seemed to have become permanent residents in the area.

Rob J. who is a home contractor and does   a bulk of his work in the Levittown area  said “it just seems never ending. Whether its a township project, or one involving multiple state entities and people like myself are just sick of it.

“Yes its for a good cause and reason, but where do I go to get all the hours back I’ve lost sitting in traffic since this project began?” he asked rhetorically.

Township officials also said work on he New Falls Road Bridge could beginning in the coming weeks providing a summary of the project also.

Work at the signals for Zimmerman and  Newportville  Rd  and New Falls Rd  Newportville Rd locations could start in the next several weeks.

A summary of the project and schedule is attached below for your review. Also A view a summary of the ongoing Turnpike & I-95 Interchange Project Update and Staging and Schedule Map. The project website for latest project information is

Signage Warning Motorists are about U.S 13 Road Work ahead.

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Local Government – Bensalem Township

Garbage-Yard Waste Pickup Schedule for Independence Day Holiday




Bristol Borough
Being that July 4th 2024 falls on the 1st Thursday of the month, which is the Yard Waste Collection day, J.P. Mascaro & Sons will be collecting yard waste the following Thursday, 7/11/2024.

Bristol Twp
A refuse and recycling holiday collection schedule is in effect for this week, beginning July 4th through July 6th due to the Independence Day holiday. There will be no Refuse, Recycling or Yard Waste Collection on Thursday, July 4th. Service scheduled for Thursday will be delayed to Friday, July 5th. All subsequent trash/recycling/yard waste collection will be delayed by one day. For example, pickup normally scheduled for Friday, July 5th will be delayed to Saturday, July 6th. Regular collection services will resume the following week. Please call 267-812-2950 for additional information or questions.

Whitetail Disposal
Collection will be completed on a one day delay for service.
Thursday service will occur on Friday. Friday service will occur on Saturday.
For the remainder of our residential customers, your service will be delayed by one day for the rest of the week.

Falls Township
If the holiday falls on your regular pickup day, trash will be collected on your next regular service day. Recyclables will be picked up on your scheduled service day the following week.

Langhorne Borough
If a scheduled holiday (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) falls on a regularly scheduled pickup day, pickup will be the following day.

Lower Makefield
Residents have private contractors who set their holiday schedule

Middletown Township
When a holiday falls on a collection day, trash will be collected on the next regular collection day. When a holiday falls on a recycling day, recyclables will be collected the following day.

The holiday collection schedule will be on a one day delay from the day of the holiday. For example, a Monday holiday will be a Tuesday pickup, Tuesday will be Wednesday, Wednesday will be Thursday, Thursday will be Friday, and Friday will be Saturday. All pickup days will be delayed by one day during any holiday week. This includes six holidays, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Penndel Borough
Trash and recycling is picked up every Thursday morning. Holiday weeks push trash/recycling pickups to Friday, unless the holiday falls on a Friday.

There will be no bulk or yard waste pickups the week of July 1st through July 5th.  Pickups will resume on Monday, July 8th.

Yardley Borough
Yardley Borough collection days are Wednesday Trash and Recycling – Saturday Trash and Bulk

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Human Interest - Middletown Township

Jae S. Moon Bridge Dedication Ceremony in Langhorne Friday



Rep. Joe Hogan is extending an invitation to attend Friday’s bridge dedication ceremony for Staff Sgt. Jae S. Moon. The Trenton Road Bridge in Langhorne will be renamed in Moon’s honor.

The April 19, 2024 dedication ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m.

Last year, Rep. Joe Hogan (R-Bucks) introduced legislation that would designate a bridge in Middletown Township as the Staff Sgt. Jae S. Moon Memorial Bridge. This Friday, the legislation comes to fruition with a bridge dedication ceremony honoring Moon.

“Staff Sgt. Moon is one of the many local heroes we have here in the 142nd,” Hogan said. “Renaming this bridge after Staff Sgt. Moon is one of the little things we can do to honor the sacrifice he made for our country.”

Credit: Submitted

Later in the year, Governor Josh Shapiro signed the bill into law officially renaming the Trenton Road Bridge in Middletown Township after local veteran and hero, Staff Sgt. Moon.

Moon was assigned to the 2nd Battalion,12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, Colorado. Moon was killed in action on December 25, 2006 during Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to

He came to Pennsylvania from South Korea with his family, when he was 3 years old. A  2003 graduate of Neshaminy High School and aspired to be an FBI agent. He had been awarded numerous medals, attained the rank of sergeant, was promoted to squad leader, Hogan said.

“Staff Sgt. Moon gave his life while defending our country,” said Hogan. “I am proud to see Senate Bill 621 signed into law so we can honor Staff Sgt. Moon and his sacrifice.”

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Cops, Courts & Fire -Middletown Township

Middletown Man who Beheaded Father, Posted Video Prelim Continued




The 32-year-old Middletown Township man charged with allegedly beheading his father and posting a video of it to YouTube had his preliminary hearing continued to a later date Monday.

Spokesperson for the Bucks County DA’s office, Manuel Gamiz announced the delay Monday morning.

“The Justin Mohn preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 2 has been continued. No new date has been listed,” Gamiz, said.

According to online court records, the continuance was requested by Mohn’s public defender.

Mohn was arrested in Lebanon County, hours after killing his father, and charged with First Degree Murder, Abuse of a Corpse, and related offenses on January 31st.

In the now pulled down video, Mohn holds up his father’s head, identifies him and spews anti-government rhetoric.

The video remains on at least one other social media website as of Monday morning.

Mohn remains behind bars at Bucks County Correctional Facility.




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