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Bucks Co - Bristol Pike Improvements

Published On: Jan 11 2013 02:01:38 PM CST
Updated On: Apr 07 2014 03:17:33 PM CDT

As part of PennDOT’s $36.5 million project to improve four miles of Route 13 (Bristol Pike) in Bucks County, a series of travel restrictions are scheduled to start for road and bridge improvements. 

PennDOT is enhancing travel and safety along a 4.3-mile stretch of Route 13 (Bristol Pike) by rehabilitating the deteriorated pavement; rebuilding  bridges;  replacing drainage facilities that date back to the 1940s; building sidewalks for pedestrians; installing medians; removing jug handles; reducing travel speeds; and implementing traffic calming measures.

Starting Wednesday, April 17, Route 13 (Bristol Pike) will be restricted to one lane in each direction between Bath Road and Bristol Commerce Drive in Bristol Borough for the reconstruction of the bridge over Otter Creek. One northbound and one southbound travel lane will be maintained on the northbound side of the highway.
Beginning Monday, April 22, Beaver Dam Road will be closed north of Route 13 (Bristol Pike) in Bristol Borough and Bristol Township for the rehabilitation of the bridge over Adams Hollow Creek. Beaver Dam Road is scheduled to reopen in early July.

During the bridge closure, Route 13 (Bristol Pike) motorists will reach Beaver Dam Road by following Green Lane to Elwood Avenue to Norton Avenue. Beaver Dam Road motorists heading to Route 13 (Bristol Pike) will follow Plymouth Avenue to Elwood Avenue to Green Lane.

In addition, Route 13 (Bristol Pike) will be reduced to one lane in each direction approaching Beaver Dam Road in Bristol Borough starting April 22.  A southbound left turn lane will be provided for turns onto Beaver Dam Road.

James D. Morrissey, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $36,527,577 project that is financed with 100 percent federal funds. The entire project is expected to finish in October 2015.