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PennDOT Reopens Main Street Culvert over Wertz Creek in Sellersville Borough, Bucks County

09/06/2017

King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reopened the culvert carrying Main Street over Wertz Creek between Longwood Avenue and Twelfth Street in Sellersville Borough, Bucks County, on Tuesday afternoon. The culvert is no longer categorized as structurally deficient.

Over the last three months, PennDOT’s contractor worked to replace the existing concrete arch culvert with a new precast concrete box culvert.
 
Built in 1937, the one-span culvert is 19 feet long and 47 feet wide. The structure carries about 6,044 vehicles a day.
 
The replacement of the Main Street culvert over Wertz Creek is part of PennDOT’s $6.8 million project to rehabilitate/replace 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.
 
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.
 
Work on the entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2018.
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.
 
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.
 
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
 
For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Bob Kent, 610-205-6801
 
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