A $4.3 million project to repair and resurface 1.25 miles of Main Street in Doylestown Township and 5 miles of Route 611 gets underway as a result of the state’s new transportation plan, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
Construction started on Tuesday, Aug. 19, to resurface mill and pave the deteriorated pavement on Main Street between Route 611 (Easton Road) and Clemens Road in Doylestown Township. Crews will begin resurfacing Route 611 (Easton Road) between County Line Road and Main Street in mid-September. Crews will also paint new traffic lines and install new curb ramps.
During construction, Main Street will be restricted between Route 611 (Easton Road) and Clemens Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Sept. 5.
Motorists will face daily travel restrictions during the resurfacing operation. The resurfacing of Route 611 (Easton Road) and Main Street is expected to be completed by the end of October. The curb ramps will be finished by July 2015.
The project to improve 5 miles of pavement on Route 611 (Easton Road) and 1.25 miles of Main Street is financed with 100 percent state funds from the new Transportation Funding Act, Act 89. Due to Act 89, more than $2.1 billion in statewide highway and bridge projects will begin in 2014, $600 million more than what would have been available without Act 89. More than 250 of roughly 900 projects are beginning this year due to Act 89, including 26 in the Philadelphia region.
Funding provided by Act 89 is enabling PennDOT to make significant progress in addressing major roadway, bridge and transit needs across the Philadelphia region, including the resurfacing of 100 miles of rough pavement and the rehabilitation of 28 deteriorated bridges in the five-county area.
James D. Morrissey, Inc. of Philadelphia is the general contractor on the $4,279,241 project. The resurfacing work is expected to finish by Oct. 31.
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