Sunday, September 21, 2014
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PennDOT work in Langhorne, Newtown, Doylestown next week

Bridge and road work and installation of electronic signs will restrict traffic.

PennDOT work in Langhorne, Newtown, Doylestown next week

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The Route 1 South exit ramp to Route 213 (Maple Avenue) outside Langhorne will be closed 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday and Tuesday for drainpipe installation, PennDot reports.

Southbound drivers can exit Route 1 at Bellevue Avenue and take local roads to get onto Route 1 northbound to the Route 213 exit. From the Bellevue Avenue exit, drive to Gillam Avenue and turn right. Turn right onto Route 413 and follow to Bellevue Avenue.  Turn right onto Bellevue to the Route 1 North ramp and take to the Route 213 exit.

The work is part of PennDOT’s $19.3-million project to rebuild that Route 1 bridge over Route 213 and to realign the ramps. The project is expected to be completed  in October 2014.

In Newtown Borough, repairs to a damaged wall of the Washington Avenue Bridge will close the street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, PennDOT reports.

Traffic will be detoured to State Street, Route 332/413 (Newtown Bypass) and Sycamore Street. Local access will be maintained.

The steel I-beam bridge is 79-years-old and carries 7,342 vehicles a day.

In Doylestown Township, the shoulders on the southbound Route 202 Bypass between the East State Street and Route 611 interchanges will be closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday for installation of electronic traffic signs. The work is part of the new nine-mile Route 202 Parkway, which is scheduled to be completed in the fall.   

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Ben Finley covers Bucks County for The Philadelphia Inquirer. He previously worked for The Associated Press, FactCheck.org and the Bucks County Courier Times, where he won more than a dozen journalism awards from organizations including the Education Writers Association, the Society for Features Journalism and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated with honors from The Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. Contact him at bfinley@phillynews.com, 610-313-8118 or on Twitter, @Ben_Finley.

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