King of Prussia, PA – Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 4, to replace the culvert carrying Old Lincoln Highway over a branch of Neshaminy Creek in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The new culvert is scheduled to be completed in November.
Over the next several months, PennDOT’s contractor will replace the existing steel pipe-arch culvert with a new precast concrete box culvert.
Due to the nature of the repairs, Old Lincoln Highway will be closed and detoured between Rockhill Drive and Route 132 (Street Road). Old Lincoln Highway motorists will be directed to use Rockhill Drive, U.S. 1 and Route 132 (Street Road).
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
Built in 1921, the one-span culvert is 15 feet long and 57 feet wide. The structure carries about 13,795 vehicles a day.
The replacement of the Old Lincoln Highway culvert over a branch of Neshaminy Creek is part of PennDOT’s $6.8 million project to rehabilitate five structurally-deficient bridges in Bucks and Montgomery counties, three structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks County, and to stabilize a stream embankment at a bridge in Bucks County. Work on the entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2018.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on the project that is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov
A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6
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