King of Prussia, PA – The bridge carrying California Road over branch of Tohickon Creek in Richland Township, Bucks County, is scheduled to close for repairs on Monday, January 17, after undermining of the bridge abutment, caused by Hurricane Ida, was discovered during a bridge inspection, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The closure will remain in place until mid-February.
During the closure, California Road motorists will be directed to use Cherry Road, Route 309, and Station Road. Local access will be maintained up to the work zone.
Built in 1915, the California Road Bridge carries an average of 2921 vehicles across the 22-foot-long, 22-foot-wide structure daily.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur. The schedule is weather dependent.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.
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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MEDIA CONTACT: Robyn Briggs, 610-205-6799
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