At 51.6 square miles, South Middleton Township is the second largest municipality in Cumberland County. The Township has 103.38 miles of Township-owned roads to maintain, plus 42 miles of State-owned and maintained roads.
This makes each member of the road crew personally responsible for about 14.29 miles of roadway. This may not seem like a lot, but remember that plowing for each route after a 5 to 6 inch snowfall takes about 6 to 8 hours (depending on the density of snow, time of day, etc.).
At times the task is daunting, but the crew is dedicated to providing motorists with the safest travel possible in and through the Township. That dedication, plus a few well-trained part-time workers and a good support staff, all combine to provide great service.
The Township is constantly upgrading its fleet of equipment and vehicles as well. Every attempt is made to provide the Highway Department with the tools they need to do a good job for everyone. It is important to remember to give them as much room and consideration as possible when they do their jobs. Remember, a little inconvenience will provide a lot of benefit later.
Township Adds New Conversation Dump Truck & Leaf Vaccum to its Fleet
The truck needs overhead clearance of 13 ½ feet to access the leaves. There should be no vehicles parked around the leaf pile so the truck can access the leaves. Please do not place the leaves in the roadway, as this could cause storm water problems. Only leaves will be picked up, no brush or trash.