Dear Residents:

As communicated earlier, construction is about to begin on the Newtown Rail Trail in Upper Southampton Township. More specifically, and we apologize for the short notice, but surveyors will be beginning their work along the corridor the week of August 3. It is anticipated that the surveying activities will take 2 – 3 weeks. Things be aware of relative to the surveying work:

  • As part of the surveying process, and the future removal of the railroad ties, the surveyors will be clearing brush and overgrowth. We have advised them to keep this to the minimal extent possible in order to preserve some additional buffering between the adjacent properties and the future trail.
  • As the corridor is linear, not every property will be marked with surveying stakes, nor will the stakes always be located on property corners
  • As a reminder, the trail and associated landscaping and fencing will not be placed along property boundaries. Instead, they will be centered approximately on the former railroad bed, which typically, although not always, was centered within the railroad right-of-way.

We appreciate your patience during this process. Feel free to contact the Bucks County Planning Commission, or 215-345-3400.

Paul W. Gordon
Senior Transportation Planner
Bucks County Planning Commission
1260 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
P: 215-345-3884    F: 215-345-3886

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