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Route 611 (Easton Road) Single Lane Pattern Continues for Bridge Replacement in Durham Township, Bucks County

11/18/2019

King of Prussia, PA – Route 611 (Easton Road) will be reduced to a single lane with flagging between Route 212 (Durham Road) and Durham Street in Durham Township, Bucks County 24/7 through June 2020, for construction related to a project to replace the bridge carrying Route 611 (Easton Road) over Cooks Creek, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because slowdowns will occur. The schedule is 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.

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. The entire project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2020.

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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