|The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that construction will begin on Monday, April 18, on PennDOT’s $3.4 million project to replace the structurally deficient Lower State Road Bridge over the Neshaminy Creek in Doylestown Township, Buck County. The project is expected to finish by August 2012.|
During construction, northbound Lower State Road through traffic will be detoured over Bristol Road, Route 202 (Butler Pike) and Tamened Avenue. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
Crews will work over the next 16 months to replace the existing five-span, reinforced concrete T-beam bridge with a new three-span, composite pre-stressed concrete I-beam structure.
The current bridge, which was built in 1930, is 24 feet wide and 212 feet long. The new structure will be 40 feet wide with two travel lanes and two shoulders. The bridge carries 13,543 vehicles a day.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. is the general contractor on the $3,475,417 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.