Bucks Co - Rt 202 Bridge Project over Neshaminy Creek
Route 202 (Butler Avenue) will be reduced to one lane on the bridge over the west branch of the Neshaminy Creek in Chalfont Borough, Bucks County, on Monday (July 30) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for concrete barrier placement. Crews are installing barrier on the bridge t reduce the width of the travel lanes to 11 feet.
This operation is part of PennDOT’s $4.3 million project to replace the existing structurally-deficient, three-span concrete T-beam bridge with a new two-span prestressed concrete spread box beam structure. The new bridge will have two 11-foot travel lanes and three-foot shoulders and a 10-foot median along with two sidewalks.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling on Route 202 (Butler Avenue). Traffic will be controlled by flagging.
During construction, Route 202 (Butler Avenue) will remain open to traffic during bridge construction; however, motorists may face backups while the new bridge is built.
The existing bridge was built in 1924. It is 132 feet long and 31 feet wide. The bridge carries 19,470 vehicles a day.
J.D. Eckman, Inc., of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $4,337,526 project that is financed with 100 percent state funds. The new bridge is expected to be finished by December 2013.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.