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Home > Services > Complete Streets & Trail Design > Black Rock Road Pedestrian Connector


Lower Makefield Township
1100 Edgewood Road
Yardley, PA 19067

Project Completion Date

January 2011

Construction Cost


Project Overview

Black Rock Road (T-768) is an east-west collector roadway in Lower Makefield that connects Edgewood Road and Yardley Morrisville Road to River Road (S.R. 0032). This roadway is travelled by local and commuter traffic. The roadway provides a connection to River Road, which is an alternate route to the I-95/Scudder Falls and Calhoun Street bridges between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Black Rock Road carries approximately 3,000 to 4,000 vehicles per day and has a posted speed limit of 35 mph. The roadway consists of two travel lanes, no sidewalks, and shoulders and curbing at limited segments.

Black Rock Road provides access to the Delaware Canal Towpath between Westover Road and Glen Drive. Westover Road to the west and Glen Drive/Ivy Lane to the east are residential roadways that provide access to residential neighborhoods in the area. Based on the close proximity of these residential neighborhoods and the recreational towpath facility, pedestrian and bicycle activity is generated along Black Rock Road. In addition, Macclesfield Park, a Lower Makefield Township park, is just north of the project area and contributes to pedestrian and bicycle generation. TPD was responsible for the following tasks:

- Planning Studies

- Cost Estimates

- Funding Source Identification

- Grant Writing

- Preliminary Engineering

- Final Roadway Design (Roadway Plans, Specifications, and Estimates, Drainage / Stormwater Design, Utility Clearance, Signing and Pavement Marking Plans, Permit Applications, & Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans

- Roadway Signing and Trail Crossing Recommendations

- Right-of-Way / Easement Exhibits

- Property Owner Coordination

- Bid Document Preparation and Bidding Assistance

- Construction Management / Observation