The resurfacing of Route 179 (West Bridge Street) in New Hope between U.S. 202 (Lower York Road) and the New Jersey state line will continue through Sept. 3, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) confirmed today.
The contractor, H&K Group of Skippack, will be milling and paving each night until Sept. 3 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., PennDOT said. They started work on Monday, Aug. 24.
There have been some nighttime delays already, as the construction team utilizes flags and reduces traffic to a single lane. One person familiar with the project suggested that traffic could be briefly curtailed completely for at least one evening, as paving begins from the New Hope-Lambertville free bridge and proceeds west, most likely late Sunday night.
According to a PennDOT spokesperson, “milling” should be finished by Thursday night, with “milling notches” and other prep work to follow. Actual paving will take place on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights. By Wednesday morning, paving should be complete, and sealing the curbs should begin. If all goes well, says PennDOT, West Bridge Street will be ready for traffic Thursday morning, Sept. 3.
The roadway renovation is part of a $9.4 million PennDOT project to repair and resurface 30 miles of deteriorated pavement on six state highways in Bucks County, with funding from the state’s transportation plan, Act 89.
For more PennDOT information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us.