Construction to install a cable median barrier on Route 611 in Doylestown Borough, and Doylestown and Plumstead townships, Bucks County, is scheduled to begin Monday (Aug. 25).
Crews will work weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through late September to install the median barrier on Route 611 between Easton Road and Ferry Road, to enhance safety by preventing crossover head-on crashes.
During construction, most of the work will be confined to the median and not affect motorists, however, there may be periodic lane restrictions and shoulder closures.
In addition to installing median barriers on Route 611, crews will also construct median barriers on U.S. Route 202 between Route 611 and State Street in Doylestown Borough and Doylestown Township, Bucks County, and U.S. Route 1 between Baltimore Pike and Newark Road in Kennett Borough and London Grove, Penn, Upper Oxford, Lower Oxford, East Nottingham, and West Nottingham townships, Chester County. The project is scheduled to finish in July 2015.
Morgan Rail Inc. of Reading, Pa., is the general contractor on the $1,567,543.50 project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
Motorists can check conditions on Route 611, Route 202, Route 1 and other 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 700 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.