King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction will begin on Monday, June 12, to rehabilitate the structurally deficient culvert carrying Wismer Road/Carversville Road over Paunacussing Creek in Solebury Township, Bucks County.
Due to the nature of the repairs, weekday lane restrictions are scheduled on Carversville Road between Aquetong Road and Stovers Mill Road, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The work is expected to be completed by mid-July.
The culvert rehabilitation work will include stone masonry repairs and underpinning.
The Wismer Road culvert over Paunacussing Creek was built in 1855. The single-span stone arch culvert is 15 feet long, 28 feet wide and carries an average of 1,217 vehicles a day.
The replacement of the Wismer Road culvert over Paunacussing Creek is part of PennDOT’s $6.8 million project to rehabilitate five 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 the project that is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.
Work on the entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2018.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov
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