The Public Works Department is responsible for street light maintenance in the Township. If you see a streetlight that is out, you may contact the Township at (215) 672-6913 or complete the online Report a Concern form. As maintenance is needed, the Township has converted the pre-existing lamps with new energy-efficient LED lights to provide more light at a lesser cost. Please be sure to provide the nearest property address and pole # to help us locate the light and make repairs in a timely manner.
LED's - Light Emitting Diodes
Horsham Township has successfully updated all of the traffic signals in the township to LED's for the following reasons:
- Lower operating costs
- Bright lights that can be seen in adverse weather conditions
- Longer lamp life - fewer bulb outages
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Lower power consumption
Traffic Light and Stop Bars
Stop bars are painted for a specific purpose, and are not for decorative reasons. They are approximately 24" wide and may be staggered at intersections. There are detectors in the roadway to tell the light controller that there is a vehicle at the traffic signal. In some cases, if you pull up to a light just after it changed, after a few seconds, move up a little, but not past the stop bar. This way, the sensor can detect that a car is there. When you pull past the stop bar, if no cars are behind you to trip the sensor, you may wait a long time for a green light. You may also see a flashing spot light at some intersections, which indicates that an emergency vehicle is moving up behind you. This will trigger the green light, so that you may move out of its way.
Requesting Installation of a New Street Light
If you own property on a public street and you think that illumination can be improved with the installation of a streetlight you may put a request into the Public Works Department. Below you will find instructions on how to put that request in and what other items you will need: