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PennDOT Reopens Key State Roads in Bucks, Northampton Counties Weeks Ahead of Schedule


Harrisburg, PA – Less than two weeks after roads were closed due to devastating flooding, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has reopened all state roads in Northampton County and Route 532, a key state road in Bucks County, weeks ahead of schedule. PennDOT led the effort to reopen Interstate 95 safely and quickly – getting the work done in just 12 days – and their team of expert engineers and work crews continue to work efficiently for people across Pennsylvania.  

On July 16, Secretary Carroll joined Governor Shapiro and PEMA Director Randy Padfield as they visited Bucks County  just hours after the flooding. The Governor made clear this would be an "all hands on deck," effort and the Administration would support the impacted communities for as long as it takes to repair and reopen. Less than two weeks later, Governor Shapiro has delivered on that promise. 

Route 532 was closed Saturday night, July 15, and reopened on July 26. State roads in Northampton County that were closed on Sunday, July 16 were safely and efficiently reopened by July 24. From applying creativity and ingenuity to the challenges we face, to streamlining our permitting processes and working together to cut through the red tape, the Shapiro Administration is focused on bringing the lessons learned on I-95 to the infrastructure work that lies ahead all across the Commonwealth. 

On Route 532, additional bridge repair work will be performed during the day next week that will require a lane closure on Route 532 (Washington Crossing Road) between Dolington Road and Wrightstown Road on Monday, July 31, through Friday, August 4, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM each day. Traffic will be controlled by flagging.  

On Thursday, July 20, PennDOT reopened a section of Taylorsville Road between Mount Eyre Road and Route 532 (Washington Crossing Road) in Upper Makefield Township following cleanup and roadway repair. And on Tuesday, July 18, PennDOT reopened Route 32 (River Road) between Woodside Road and Taylorsville Road in Lower Makefield and Upper Makefield townships following cleanup and roadway repair. 

In just six months in office, the Shapiro Administration has completed 74 bridge projects and improved nearly 1,200 miles of roadway. PennDOT will continue to take advantage of the opportunity to safely, quickly and smartly strengthen our Commonwealth's infrastructure. 

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