Creamery Road over Tohickon Creek Bridge Project
PennDOT is progressing with plans for the replacement of the existing Creamery Road Bridge over Tohickon Creek in Bedminster and Tinicum Townships, Bucks County. The existing bridge is in poor condition due to the deteriorated condition of the bridge deck, superstructure, and substructure (masonry piers and abutments). The limits of the project extend 500’ along the southern approach roadway (Fretz Valley Road) and 200’ along the northern approach roadway. The intersection of Sweet Briar Road and Fretz Valley is anticipated to be impacted as part of this work with project limits extending approximately 100’ along Sweet Briar Road.
The existing structure was constructed in 1932 and carries a 15’ wide roadway (curb-to-curb) capable of handling a single lane of traffic. The approach roadway to the structure consists of two travel lanes for a total width of 20’. There are no sidewalks on the bridge or immediate approaches to the bridge.
To address the deteriorated condition of the structure and provide a structure that adequately and effectively handles the transportation needs of the surrounding community, the following is proposed:
- Removal and replacement of the existing structure meeting the required minimum width requirements dictated by Federal and State standards and the needs of the surrounding community.
- Installation of guide rail along each approach to the bridge
- Improvements to drainage along the approach roadway
- Improvements to substandard roadway geometry along either approach
- Relocation of aerial utility lines which are anticipated to be impacted by construction activities.
A Virtual Public Meeting (VPM) will be held at a date to be determined (TBD).