Posted: 4/18/2017 10:45 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2017
PennDOT to Replace Route 313 (Dublin Pike) Bridge over Perkiomen Creek in Bedminster Township, Bucks County
King of Prussia, PA – Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 24, to rehabilitate the structurally deficient bridge carrying Route 313 (Dublin Pike) over east branch of Perkiomen Creek in Bedminster Township, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The bridge is expected to reopen in mid-June.
Over the next eight weeks, crews will replace the bridge deck, beams and parapets. Built in 1930, the one-span, concrete T-beam bridge is 45 feet long and 33 feet wide and carries about 14,182 vehicles a day.
This bridge rehabilitation project was accelerated to maximize a detour currently in effect for the replacement of the culvert carrying Route 313 (Dublin Pike) over Morris Run between Blue School Road and Route 113 (Bedminster Road) in Hilltown Township. That project is scheduled to finish in late May.
During construction on both structures, Route 313 (Dublin Pike) motorists will continue to be detoured over Route 563 (Ridge Road), Elephant Road, and Route 113 (Bedminster Road). Trucks will follow Route 563 (Ridge Road), Route 309, and Route 113 (Souderton Road).
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zones.
The replacement of both structures on Route 313 (Dublin Pike) is part of PennDOT’s $6.8 million project to rehabilitate four structurally-deficient bridges in Bucks and Montgomery counties, three structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks County, and to stabilize a stream embankment at a bridge in Bucks County.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on this bridge improvement contract that is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
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