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Tyson Avenue to be Restricted, Closed for Several Months for Drainage Improvement in Abington Township

Tyson Avenue is scheduled to close between Edge Hill Road and Custer Avenue in Abington Township, Montgomery County, beginning at 7:00 AM on Monday, March 25, through late July for drainage work on a project to improve safety and travel on Tyson Avenue, Edge Hill Road, Jenkintown Road and several adjacent township roads, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

During the four-month closure, Tyson Avenue motorists will be detoured over Edge Hill Road and Easton Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.

In addition to the closure, Tyson Avenue will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Edge Hill Road and Jenkintown Road. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur.

Under this project, PennDOT is reconstructing Edge Hill Road and Tyson Avenue to improve safety by incorporating curbing, parking lanes, sidewalks, new signing, and signalized intersection improvements. The project also includes upgrades to Jenkintown Road and several adjacent township roads including Ardsley Avenue, Edgecomb Road, Custer Avenue and Bradfield Road. In addition to safety improvements, flooding concerns will be addressed through extensive drainage improvements and green stormwater practices.

After construction, Edge Hill Road will be converted to a one-way road carrying eastbound traffic only from Jenkintown Road to Bradfield Road and will remain a two-way road from Bradfield Road to Route 611 (Easton Road). Tyson Avenue will continue to carry two-way traffic through the project limits.

C. Abbonizio Contractors, Inc., of Sewell, N.J. is the general contractor on the $16.1 million project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Abington Township financed the preliminary engineering and final design phases of the project, which were performed by Pennoni Associates of Philadelphia. Construction on this project is expected to finish in spring of 2021.

For more information,
visit the PennDOT District 6 projects page.


We are looking to re activate the Ardsley Town watch once again.
If you are interested, please contact Commissioner Zappone.

Abington Township Joint Town Watch Council

Town Watch patrols operate under the auspices and guidance of the Abington Police Department and are established in several communities of the township, Abington, Roslyn, Glenside, McKinley.

Town Watch members patrol our community in two-person teams in private vehicles. They watch for suspicious activity, unsafe conditions, and potentially dangerous situations. They function strictly as observers and reporters for the Abington Police Department. They do not put themselves at risk nor do they become personally involved in situations and incidents that they report. The police department likes to call them their extra sets of eyes and ears.

Requirements for membership in Town watch are minimal. Each member patrols once every four weeks for a period of approximately four hours. You'll find that membership in Town Watch provides an opportunity to make a positive contribution to the quality of life in our community with very little demand on your busy schedule.

Membership in your local Town Watch organizations will provide you with an easy and pleasant way to meet your neighbors as well as members of the business and political communities. As a Town Watch member, you'll also be kept informed about various issues of local concern. Your contribution of a mere four hours per month as a Town watch volunteer will help to maintain the quality of life in our community by helping to protect personal safety and property values.

Consider joining your local Town Watch, Block Watch, or our new Dog Watch program. If you would like more information about programs please call Dave Rondinelli, Abington Police Department, Community Service Officer, at 267-536-1074, email at

We will get you started and direct you to the appropriate neighborhood Town Watch. We will also aid in the training of new town watch groups that are starting up.


Permanent Prescription Drug Take-Back Locations in Montgomery County:
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day may be over but did you know that Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman, along with federal, state, county and local law enforcement and government officials, have created ten permanent prescription drug collection and disposal sites across the county where the public may safely, conveniently and responsibly dispose of unused and unwanted prescription drugs throughout the year at no cost.
A list of permanent Take-Back locations

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