Swamp Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to a virtual plans display regarding the Swamp Road Bridge Rehabilitation Project, located over a Tributary to Neshaminy Creek in Newtown Township, Bucks County. This project will rehabilitate the bridge by reconstructing a stone masonry retaining wall and repairing the existing stone masonry bridge components.
The horizontal and vertical alignment of the bridge and existing bridge width will be maintained. Mill and overlay of the bridge and roadway will be completed for approximately 200 feet on both ends of the bridge, matching the existing lane and shoulder widths. Pavement reconstruction will occur along the rebuilt limits of the retaining wall to the east of the bridge. Guide rail, signing, and pavement markings will be updated. Scour protection will be placed at the base of the walls and bridge supports.
During construction, traffic will be detoured around the project area. The proposed detour route will use Worthington Mill Road to Route 413 (Durham Road) to the Newtown Bypass. Vehicular access to the neighborhoods and homes on Swamp Road will remain available when the detour is in place.
The project is currently in preliminary engineering and construction work is expected to begin in fall 2024. Following the Commonwealth’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, a virtual plans display is available for review and comment online from August 1, 2021, to August 30, 2021.