King of Prussia, PA – Bristol Road will be closed and detoured weekdays between Route 232 (2nd Street Pike) and Churchville Road in Upper Southampton and Northampton townships, Bucks County, beginning Monday, March 26, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for pipe removal. This daytime closure will be in effect through Friday, April 6.
Bristol Road motorists will be directed to use Route 232 (2nd Street Pike), Route 132 (Street Road) and Churchville Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
In addition, motorists will encounter weekday lane restrictions with flagging on Churchville Lane between Bristol Road and Holland Road in Northampton Township, Bucks County, beginning Tuesday, March 27, through Friday, April 13, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for base repair and resurfacing operations.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these work zones because slowdowns will occur during construction. The contractor's schedule is dependent on the weather.
The pipe removal work on Bristol Road is part of a project to repair and resurface 12 miles of state highway in Bucks County.
State highways completed under this resurfacing project include:
• Route 263 (York Road) between County Line Road and Tennyson Drive in Warminster Township;
• Langhorne-Yardley Road between Stony Hill Road and Route 332 (Yardley-Newtown Road) in Lower Makefield Township; and
• Route 332 (Jacksonville Road) between County Line Road and Almshouse Road in Ivyland Borough and Warminster and Northampton townships.
Additional state highways scheduled for resurfacing under this contract include:
• Bristol Road between Route 232 (2nd Street Pike) and Chinquapin Road in Upper Southampton, Northampton and Lower Southampton townships;
• Bristol Road between Chinquapin Road and Route 532 (Buck Road) in Lower Southampton Township; and
• Bustleton Pike/Churchville Lane between Stump Road and Holland Road in Upper Southampton and Northampton townships.
Under this improvement project, PennDOT is milling the existing roadway surface and repaving the state highways with new asphalt. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface.
Blooming Glen Contractors, Inc., of Blooming Glen, PA, is the general contractor on the $4,403,892 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
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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