King of Prussia, PA – Weekday lane closures are scheduled on Route 611 (Easton Road) and Route 212 (Durham Road) for construction related to a project to replace the bridge carrying Route 611 (Easton Road) over Cooks Creek in Durham Township, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
The work schedule is:
• Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 27, from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM, weekday lane closures with flagging are scheduled on Route 611 (Easton Road) between Route 212 (Durham Road) and Durham Road; and
• Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 27, from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM, weekday lane closures with flagging are scheduled on Route 212 (Durham Road) between Route 611 (Easton Road) and Red Bridge Road.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
The work is part of a project to replace the Route 611 (Easton Road) over Cooks Creek with a single-span, pre-stressed, concrete bulb-tee beam bridge. The new structure will be 71 feet long, 50 feet wide and will include eight-foot shoulders.
The project scope also includes the reconstruction of the intersection of Route 611 (Easton Road) and Route 212 (Durham Road); improvements to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ adjacent parking lot; and removal of the previously abandoned, adjacent concrete arch bridge.
During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained through the project area as the contractor builds the new structure. In addition, Route 611 (Easton Road) will be closed and detoured at least three overnights. When the highway is closed, Route 611 (Easton Road) motorists will be directed to use Route 212 (Durham Road) and Route 412 (Main Street).
Built in 1958, the current bridge carrying Route 611 (Easton Road) over Cooks Creek is 32 feet wide, 72 feet long and carries an average of 5,500 vehicles per day.
PKF-Mark III, of Newton, Bucks County, is the general contractor on the $5,136,221 bridge improvement project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Construction is expected to be completed in fall of 2019.
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
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