Lehigh Valley Firm Wins Township Oil-and-Chip Bid

SANATOGA PA – Asphalt Maintenance Solutions LLC, which operates from Pennsylvania locations in Emmaus, Center Valley, and Allentown, on Monday (March 1, 2021) was designated by the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners as its lowest-cost responsible bidder for work scheduled later this year to resurface portions of Pebble Beach Lane, Bahr Road, and Sunnybrook Road with a sealant mixture of oil and stone chips.

The township will pay AMS, as it’s known, an approved bid amount of $96,000 to perform the work.

On its webpages, the company reports that “chip seals are the most versatile and widely used” method of pavement preservation. They allow “for large areas to be treated in an era of shrinking budgets,” the company writes, and adds that “significant advancement(s) in equipment and materials” used have occurred during the past five years.

Also Monday, commissioners awarded an equipment rental bid to Innovative Construction of Folcroft PA for the approved bid amount of $122,875. The short-term equipment use will supplement machines and gear currently part of the township Public Works Department inventory, Manager Ed Wagner said, and let department crews complete projects to which they’re assigned.

Read a story published Feb. 16 (2021) by The Post that covered the township commissioners’ decision to seek bids for the road surfacing, below:

Three Township Roads Await Oil-and-Chip Surfacing

SANATOGA PA – Portions of Pebble Beach Lane, Bahr Road, and Sunnybrook Road, all in Lower Pottsgrove, could be re-surfaced with an oil-and-chip mixture if the township Board of Commissioners is satisfied with prospective bids for the work it expects to receive by no later than Feb. 24 (2021; Wednesday) at 1:45 p.m.

Commissioners agreed during their Feb. 1 meeting to advertise seeking bidders for the projects. The ads were published Friday (Feb. 12) and Feb. 5 on their behalf. If one or more seem acceptable, the bids could be authorized during the board’s March 1 meeting.

Commissioners’ President Bruce Foltz said he was pleased by both the road sealant and its use in the township. “We’ve had some pretty good luck with that,” Foltz noted.

Photo by The Post