Road work on Route 13 in Lower Bucks County to last months longer
BRISTOL TOWNSHIP A construction project to improve one of the most dangerous roads in the state for pedestrian deaths will take eight months longer than expected.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said last week that work on Route 13 in lower Bucks County will continue until July 2016 because the contractor encountered several unmarked utility lines.
Extra work now includes relocating water mains and drainage pipes while increasing the amount of pavement work.
The improvement project focuses on Route 13 in Bristol, Bristol Township, and Tullytown, and includes speed restrictions, fewer lanes, and medians. In the last 15 years, more than a dozen people were stuck and killed on the road. In 2003, PennDOT listed Route 13 as one of the deadliest roads to walk across.
- Ben Finley