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Portion of River Road in Solebury to close for eight months

PennDOTBad news for local commuters and merchants from the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT):

Route 32 (River Road) will be closed and detoured between Route 263 and Greenhill Road in Solebury Township, Bucks County, weekdays beginning Wednesday, July 31, for core boring operations.  The closures will occur on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 23.

Crews will work on Route 32 (River Road) to drill and remove cores from the earth to design the foundations for new retaining walls. River Road will need to be closed during the work due to the size of the equipment.

This operation is part of PennDOT’s design for an upcoming project to repair and rebuild 1,200 feet of retaining wall along Route 32 (River Road) near the intersection of Paxson Road.  The project also includes pavement reconstruction, drainage improvements, and guide rail and pavement marking installation. Construction is expected to begin in spring, 2014.

River Road will be closed and detoured during this improvement project, which is expected to take eight months to complete.

River Road through traffic will be detoured over Route 263 (York Road), Upper York Road and Greenhill Road. Local access will be maintained up the to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.

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