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Construction starts Monday on section of River Road in Solebury

penndotPennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) begins construction Monday on a $3.9 million project to improve Route 32 (River Road) in Solebury Township by replacing a 1,300-foot-long deteriorated retaining wall, and rebuilding the state roadway in the area of the wall.

The effort aims to improve the structural stability of Route 32 between Paxson and Laurel roads by building a new retaining wall made of concrete panels and steel piles to replace the existing wall, which was severely damaged by several flooding storms.

Workers will also reconstruct and resurface 1,450 feet of Route 32, improve drainage by installing 24 new storm inlets and more than 1,200 feet of storm sewers, replace two existing drain pipes, construct four storm water outlets, install curb along the retaining wall, and add new guide rails and traffic signs, according to PennDOT.

Route 32 will be closed and detoured between Cuttalossa and Laurel roads beginning Monday, Feb. 29.

The road is scheduled to reopen in June 2016. A posted detour will take passenger vehicles over Route 263 (Upper York Road), Aquetong Road, and Greenhill Road. Trucks will be detoured over U.S. 202 and Route 611 (Easton Road). Local access will be maintained up to the construction area on Route 32.

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