King of Prussia, PA – Weekday lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route 563 (Ridge Road) between County Line Road and Park Avenue in West Rockhill Township and Perkasie Borough, on Monday, July 17, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for milling and paving operations as part of a project to repair and resurface 15 miles of state highway in Bucks County. The weekday restriction is scheduled to be in effect through mid-August.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work zone because slowdowns will occur during construction. The contractor's schedule is dependent on the weather.
Route 563 (Ridge Road) is one of three state roads to be resurfaced under this project. PennDOT’s contractor completed resurfacing operations on Route 412 (Durham Road) between Route 611 (Easton Road) and Route 212 in Nockamixon and Springfield townships.
Kumry Road between Sleepy Hollow Road and Creamery Road in Milford Township and Trumbauersville Borough is scheduled to be resurfaced later this year.
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 Hilltown Township, Bucks County, is the general contractor on the $3,732,792 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds from Act 89, Pennsylvania’s Transportation Plan.
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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