King of Prussia, PA – Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, January 3, 2022 on a project to replace the culvert carrying Lower State Road over branch of Mill Creek in Doylestown Township, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Due to the nature of construction, Lower State Road will be closed and detoured 24/7 between Bristol Road and Old New Road beginning Monday, January 3, 2022 through the completion of the project scheduled for early April 2022.
During the closure, Lower State Road motorists will be directed to use Bristol Road, Butler Avenue, and Tamenend Avenue/Almshouse Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
Built in 1907, the current structure will be replaced with a new box culvert and carries an average of 7,632 vehicles a day.
Lower State Road culvert is one of seven structures in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery counties that PennDOT is repairing/replacing under a $6.5 million project financed with 100 percent state funds.
Structures completed under this project include:
- Saginaw Road over Big Elk Creek in East Nottingham and New London townships, Chester County; and
- Richlandtown Pike over Cooks Creek in Springfield Township, Bucks County
Other structures scheduled for replacement/rehabilitation include the following:
- Barnsley Road over branch of Northeast Creek in East Nottingham Township, Chester County;
- U.S. 1 and I-295 Interchange ramps;
- 5th Street over Little Elk Creek in East Nottingham Township, Chester County; and
- Washington Lane over branch of Pennypack Creek in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on the bridge/culvert improvement project. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed winter 2024.
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For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.
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