King of Prussia, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that construction is scheduled to begin Monday, April 9, on a project to repair and resurface 44 miles of state highway in Bucks County.
"We are making concentrated investments to improving our roads across the state, especially coming off such a harsh winter,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “Repairing and paving these Bucks County roadways will ensure smooth travel and keep commuters and their families safe."
Beginning Monday, April 9, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route 563 (Mountain View Drive) between Route 313 (Dublin Pike) and Route 412 (Durham Road) in East Rockhill, Haycock and Nockamixon townships, for milling and paving operations. This weekday restriction will be in effect through early June.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because slowdowns will occur. The contractor's schedule is dependent on the weather.
Additional state highways scheduled for resurfacing under this contract include:
• Route 152 (Main Street/Limekiln Pike/Hilltown Pike) between East Butler Avenue and Mill Road in Chalfont Borough, and New Britain and Hilltown townships;
• Business U.S. 1 (Lincoln Highway) from Neshaminy Street to east of South Bucks Town Road in Penndel Borough and Middletown Township;
• Route 532 (Bustleton Pike) between County Line Road and Route 213 (Bridgetown Pike) in Lower Southampton Township;
• Route 563 (Ridge Road) between West Park Avenue and Route 313 (Dublin Pike) in Perkasie Borough and East Rockhill Township;
• Park Avenue/Ferry Road between Route 152 (North Main Street) and Old Easton Road in Chalfont Borough, New Britain and Plumstead townships;
• Trenton Road between Route 513 (Neshaminy Street/Bellevue Avenue) and Route 413 (Veterans Highway) in Hulmeville Borough and Middletown townships;
• Swamp Road between Route 232 (2nd Street Pike) and Route 413 (Newtown Bypass) in Wrightstown and Newtown townships;
• Main Street from Reading Avenue to the ramp to northbound Interstate 95 in Yardley Borough and Lower Makefield Township;
• Pineville Road/Ridge Road/Street Road/Lurgan Road between Route 413 (Durham Road) and Van Sant Road in Buckingham, Solebury and Upper Makefield townships;
• Pine Run Road between Limekiln Road and Old Dublin Pike in Doylestown Township; and
• New Ford Mill Road between Bordentown Road and Tyburn Road in Falls Township.
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, Bucks County is the general contractor on the $12,610,492 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan.
Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in December 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, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com
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