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PennDOT Coducting Spraying This Week -- Action Required by Concerned Citizens (UPDATED 7/5)
 
Posted on Thursday July 05, 2018
 
PennDOT is conducting an herbicide spraying program this week. Concerned citizens need to fill out the linked form. This information has been updated with additional information.
 

The Township would like to make residents and property owners aware that it was not aware of PennDOT’s plans to undertake this latest herbicide selective spot treatment program in the Township last week and earlier this week.

The focus was on drainage, ditches, swales, and along roadway signs and sign poles in Cheltenham Township this year.

Although information was posted on the state website, the Township and property owners were not provided advance notification by PennDOT.

The Township Commissioners and Administrators are reaching out to PennDOT officials to communicate our concerns about the lack of advanced notification and use of chemical herbicide methods for treating growth or weeds in an attempt to change PennDOT’s vegetation maintenance practices.

It is still important that you, as property owners, should you want to be included in the State’s opt out program, complete the form at this link (https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/PubsForms/Forms/M-688L.pdf) and file for a permit to maintain the vegetation within then state right of way abating your property prior to the state’s next round of maintenance spraying, which could be this fall or next spring.

We were advised that the next scheduled spraying will take place along the state roadways in Cheltenham Township sometime in 2019.  

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PennDOT, this week, is conducting a targeted, as needed, selective herbicide spraying  program in Cheltenham Township, which the Township only just learned about.

The affected roads include Willow Grove Ave., Limekiln Pike, Cheltenham Ave., Church Rd., Greenwood Ave., Washington Lane, New 2nd St., Ashbourne Rd., Oak Lane Rd., and Central Ave.

This is part of the state’s Vegetation Management Program to maintain weeds and vegetation along these roadways so that these areas are visually maintained at a level that exceeds PennDOT’s roadside maintenance standards, which are included with the linked application below.

The application is for residents who do not want the spraying conducted along their properties. Those residents should complete the application at the following link and return it to PennDOT immediately: https://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/PubsForms/Forms/M-688L.pdf

 
 
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