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Bucks Co - York Rd Improvement Project

Published On: Mar 10 2014 03:43:02 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 16 2015 03:40:22 PM EDT

update June 15, 2015:

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that Almshouse Road will be closed and detoured at Route 263 (York Road) in Warwick Township, Bucks County, for one month, beginning Monday, June 22, for intersection reconstruction.

The closure of Almshouse Road is associated with PennDOT’s $31.6 million project to reconstruct and improve four miles of Route 263 (York Road) between Bristol Road and Sugar Bottom Road in Warwick and Warminster townships. Construction began in March 2014 and is expected to finish in October 2017. 

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During construction to rebuild eastbound Almshouse Road at it’s approach to Route 263 (York Road), eastbound through traffic will be detoured over Route 332 (Jacksonville Road), Bristol Road and Route 263 (York Road). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.

Westbound Almshouse Road traffic will be able to reach Route 263 (York Road) to travel north or south during construction; however, westbound travelers will not be able to cross the intersection. To return to Almshouse Road, they will need to follow Route 263 (York Road), Bristol Road and Route 332 (Jacksonville Road). 

Eastbound Almshouse Road is expected to reopen in mid-July.  At that time, the contractor will rebuild westbound Almshouse Road at Route 263 (York Road) and the westbound approach will be closed until early September. 

Route 263 continues to be reduced to one lane in each direction with traffic running on the southbound side of the highway between Meetinghouse Road and Sugar Bottom Road in Warwick Township as PennDOT’s contractor reconstructs the northbound side of Route 263.

PennDOT is rebuilding Route 263 to provide a smoother and safer roadway for motorists for decades to come. The improvements include full depth pavement reconstruction of the existing four-lane concrete road and intersection improvements.

In addition, crews will rehabilitate the bridge over the Neshaminy Creek; rehabilitate the bridge that spans the Little Neshaminy Creek and Creek Road; improve drainage; install new traffic signal equipment, guiderail, signs and pavement markings; and relocate aerial and underground utilities.

To enhance travel along the corridor, new traffic signals will be installed at seven intersections on Route 263. The intersections include Tulip Road, Kendarbren Drive/Private Drive, Kendarbren Drive/Ridge Drive, Bristol Road, Meyer Way, Almshouse Road and Mill Road. Turn lanes will be lengthened or added at Route 263’s intersections with Bristol Road, Meyer Way and Almshouse Road. A new traffic signal will be installed at Deer Run Drive. In addition, side road approaches at the existing signalized intersections will have new curb ramps installed.

The $31,571,380 project is financed with 100 percent federal funds. J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway 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 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website. Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly.

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 17, on its $31.6 million project to reconstruct and improve four miles of Route 263 (York Road) between Bristol Road and Sugar Bottom Road in Warwick and Warminster townships, Bucks County.

PennDOT will rebuild Route 263 between Bristol Road and Sugar Bottom Road to provide a smoother and safer roadway for motorists for decades to come. The improvements include full depth pavement reconstruction of the existing four-lane concrete roadway and intersection improvements.

In addition, crews will rehabilitate the bridge over the Neshaminy Creek; rehabilitate the bridge that spans the Little Neshaminy Creek and Creek Road; improve drainage; install new traffic signal equipment, guiderail, signs and pavement markings; and relocate aerial and underground utilities.

To enhance travel along the corridor, new traffic signal equipment will be installed at seven intersections on Route 263. The intersections are at Tulip Road, Kendarbren Drive/Private Drive, Kendarbren Drive/Ridge Drive, Bristol Road, Meyer Way Almshouse Road and Mill Road. Turn lanes will be lengthened or added at Route 263’s intersections with Bristol Road, Meyer Way and Almshouse Road.  A new traffic signal will be installed at Deer Run Drive.  In addition, side road approaches at the existing signalized intersections will have new curb ramps installed.

From March 17 through early October, Route 263 (York Road) will be reduced to one northbound lane and one southbound lane between Meyer Way and Deer Run Road weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for utility relocation.

The $31,571,380 project is financed with 100 percent federal funds. J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor. The project is scheduled to finish in October 2017.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways 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 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.

For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/district6 or call 610-205-6700.