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Portion of West Mechanic Street in New Hope to be closed May 17-19

West Mechanic Street train tracks.

West Mechanic Street train crossing.

Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority (BCWSA) will block traffic on West Mechanic Street between Stoney Hill and Sugan roads for approximately three days, according to a statement distributed by New Hope Borough.

“Local residents will be able to get to their homes using the one way street,” explained BCWSA. “The closure will be at the railroad tracks and 308 W. Mechanic St. We will be pumping out of a manhole in the street starting at 7 a.m. on May 17 through Thursday, May 19, if all goes well with wet well piping rehab.”

Continued BCWSA, “There could be three pumps running at any given time, with noise associated with these pumps, but this is a necessary function to ensure proper temporary functioning of the station. They will be turned on only when needed.”

“Road closed” and “local traffic only” signs will be used, along with barricades and cones, BCWSA said. There will also be personnel from the water and sewer company on-site during this job at all times.

Those with questions can call (215) 343-2538, ext. 113, said BCWSA.

This section of Stony Hill Road may go one-way.

This section of Stony Hill Road may go one-way.

Separately, a New Hope resident has petitioned the borough to change the traffic pattern on Stony Hill Road to one-way eastbound from Sugan Road to West Mechanic Street (heading towards the center of town). The borough has notified residents along West Mechanic Street and Stony Hill Road of the proposed changed, and is asking them for their feedback before undertaking a traffic study.

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