Thursday, July 30, 2015

Detour for Newtown Borough bridge; lane restrictions on Street Road

Work on both projects to start Monday. Bridge expected to reopen Dec. 9.

Detour for Newtown Borough bridge; lane restrictions on Street Road


Washington Avenue will be closed between State Street and Sycamore Street in Newtown Borough starting Monday for repairs to the bridge over Newtown Creek, PennDOT reports. The bridge is expected to reopen by Dec. 9.

Traffic will be detoured to State Street, the Newtown Bypass and Sycamore Street while bridge abutments are repaired. The bridge carries 7,342 vehicles a day.

In Bensalem and Lower Southampton, there will be lane restrictions on Street Road between Route 1 (Lincoln Highway) and Sterners Mill Road on Monday and Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for concrete replacement, PennDOT said.

The work is part of PennDOT’s $6 million preventative maintenance project to repair deteriorated concrete on 18 state highways in the Philadelphia region. Crews are repairing and improving 63 miles of highway in the region by sealing concrete pavement joints and cracks, and patching areas of deteriorated concrete pavement.

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