UPDATE Sept. 13: PennDOT – “Due to a change in the contractor’s schedule, the start date for the project to rehabilitate the structurally-deficient bridge carrying Street Road over Curls Run in Solebury Township, Bucks County, has been rescheduled to Monday, September 25. The press release below reflects the change. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Two bridges in Solebury Township — one on Street Road, and the other on Sugan Road — are scheduled to be closed in the coming weeks to begin multi-month repairs.
The first project is scheduled to start on Monday, Sept. 18, and involves a three-month effort to rehabilitate the “structurally-deficient” bridge carrying Street Road over Curls Run, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Friday.
Due to the nature of the repairs, says PennDOT, Street Road will be closed between Atkinson and Windy Bush roads. Street Road motorists will be detoured over Ridge Road, Pineville Road and Pine Lane. The bridge is expected to reopen in mid-November. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
As part of the rehabilitation, crews will remove and replace the existing arch fill and pavement and reconstruct the stone masonry barriers, spandrel walls and wing walls along the right side of the bridge, which was damaged earlier this year from vehicular impact, PennDOT said. The remaining stone masonry features will be cleaned and re-pointed.
Built in 1860, the one-span, stone masonry arch bridge is 13 feet long and 18 feet wide. The structure carries 1,300 vehicles a day, and is currently posted with a 33-ton weight limit, according to PennDOT.
And starting around Sept. 25, the Sugan Road bridge between Mechanicsville and Cuttalossa roads will be closed for repairs, and is expected to reopen around April 2018. Recommended alternate routes are Greenhill Road to Route 32, and Aquetong Road to Route 263.