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.

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