9/11 Heroes Run Information

The Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run will be held on Saturday, September 11th.  This 5K Run and 1-mile Fun Run is organized by the Lower Southampton Veterans Advisory Council in conjunction with the Travis Manion Foundation whose goal is to foster long-term appreciation for the sacrifices made by those men and women since September 11, 2001, who fought against terrorism both in foreign wars and on the home front.

The 5K will run through the Buckridge Farms neighborhood on the day of the race.  The streets affected by the closure include Mallard, Nancy, Sandpiper, Woodcock, Pheasant, Quail, Eastview, Westview, Waycross and Midway. Please remove all vehicles from your street the night before.  From approximately 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM on the day of the race, these streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic.  

We are asking residents to show your support for the runners and the ones they run for by flying your American Flags and patriotic decorations – and, if you can, watch the race and cheer on the runners!

If you would like to participate or volunteer, please sign up by clicking HERE.

 

PennDOT Announces Annual Highway Safety Survey

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking motorists’ input on traffic safety and driving behaviors through its annual online Highway Safety Survey found at www.PennDOT.gov/Safety.

“Safety is our top priority and we value continued public engagement in making our roadways safer,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “The results from this annual survey help us gauge participants’ attitudes on highway safety, and potentially allow us to adjust our safety activities so we can further reduce crashes and fatalities.”

The survey is available on PennDOT’s website through August 23 and should take about five minutes to complete. All responses, including the “comments” fields, are anonymous.

Nearly 8,000 people responded to last year’s survey, answering questions about safety habits such as seat belt use, impaired driving, speeding, and distracted driving. Notably, nearly 91 percent of respondents said they always wear a seat belt and approximately 88 percent said they never drive while impaired. When asked how often they choose to exceed the posted speed limit, nearly 84 percent of respondents said they speed at least some of the time.

“Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to react to changing traffic or road conditions,” said Gramian. “It puts you, your passengers, and others on the road at risk. Slow down, be safe.”

For more information on our highway safety efforts, visit www.PennDOT.gov/Safety.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews, like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19 Related Deaths

In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was finalized today, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistance program nationwide.

“At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters,” said Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense grief for so many people. Although we cannot change what has happened, we affirm our commitment to help with funeral and burial expenses that many families did not anticipate.”

To be eligible for COVID-19 funeral assistance, the policy states:

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020 for a death attributed to COVID-19.
  • If multiple individuals contributed toward funeral expenses, they should apply under a single application as applicant and co-applicant. FEMA will also consider documentation from other individuals not listed as the applicant and co-applicant who may have incurred funeral expenses as part of the registration for the deceased individual.
  • An applicant may apply for multiple deceased individuals.
  • The COVID-19-related death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
  • This assistance is limited to a maximum financial amount of $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,500 per application.
  • Funeral assistance is intended to assist with expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation.

There is a hotline set-up for assistance – 1-844-684-6333

For FAQs on this program, visit FEMAs website by clicking HERE.

U.S. Route 1 PennDOT Project Update

Periodic northbound and southbound lane closures will continue to be in place this summer on U.S. Route 1, on Mondays through Fridays from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, for construction on two reconstruction projects between the Neshaminy Interchange in Bensalem Township, and Route 413 in Middletown Township.

Periodic lane restrictions also may be in place Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning, for construction on northbound and southbound U.S. Route 1 between Old Lincoln Highway and the Neshaminy Interchange, and on eastbound and westbound Street Road (Route 132) between Old Lincoln Highway and Kingston Way in Bensalem Township.

Crews are reconstructing and widening almost three miles of roadway, improving the interchanges, and constructing several new bridges — including new structures over the Neshaminy Creek and over rail lines near the Penndel exit — under two contracts (RC1, RC2) to rebuild, widen and improve U.S. Route 1.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

U.S. 1 Section RC3 Improvement Project

PennDOT is planning to improve U.S. Route 1, Section RC3, which extends from just north of the Lincoln Highway bridge over Business U.S. Route 1 and CSX/SEPTA rail lines to approximately 0.2 miles north of the Corn Crib Lane bridge over Lincoln Highway in Middletown Township, and Langhorne Manor and Langhorne boroughs. This transportation improvement project also includes improvements to the northbound and southbound service (frontage) roads within the Lincoln Highway project limits.

Currently, PennDOT is completing the alternative analysis phase of the project. As part of PennDOT’s public outreach program, the department invites you to view a virtual project update and provide feedback to the department. The department will post a video recording at the following website: us1bucks.com/ starting Tuesday, June 8, 2021. The video will remain on the website for public viewing until Friday, July 2, 2021. Members of the public can view the presentation at this link and provide feedback via the online comment form located on the webpage or mail in the comment form enclosed with this invitation.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89 or those on the department’s Four- and Twelve-Year Plans, visit projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

New Businesses Coming to Town

Over the last week, Lower Southampton Township has seen a few new businesses open up including Burlington & Papa Johns.

Our management team was invited to the ribbon cutting for Papa Johns on June 3rd.  There was a special guest at the ribbon cutting – Tate the dog available for adoption at the Bucks County SPCA!  Click HERE to view the video of the ribbon cutting featuring Tate.