|The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that Tyburn Road will reopen to one lane in each direction between Newbold Road and New Ford Road in Falls Township, Bucks County on Thursday (July 7). |
Tyburn Road is reopening following the completion of repairs to the structurally-deficient bridge over Amtrak rail lines.
The Tyburn Road bridge over Amtrak lines was closed and detoured in February 2011 due to severe deterioration of the concrete deck. The four span, steel-girder bridge was built in 1955 and carried an average of 9,200 vehicles a day prior to its closure.
PennDOT is designing the engineering plans to replace the bridge and working with Amtrak on the agreements to build the new structure. Construction is expected to start in early 2013 and take two years to complete.
PennDOT began construction in May 2010 on a $12.4 million project to rehabilitate five bridges on Tyburn Road. Crews are currently repairing the bridges over Newbold Road, Old Tyburn Road, Warner Company Road, Conrail, and Pennsylvania Avenue. Neshaminy Constructors, Inc. of Feasterville, Pa. is the general contractor on the project that is financed with 100 percent state funds.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.
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For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/district6 or call 610.205.6700.
Media contact: Charles Metzger, PennDOT Community Relations Coordinator, 610.205.6801.