The bridge carrying South Sugan Road over Aquetong Creek will be closed and detoured between West Mechanic Street and Stoney Hill Road in New Hope Borough starting Monday, July 29, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Wednesday.
The project is expected to be completed in early September.
During the closure, South Sugan Road motorists will be detoured over U.S. 202 (Lower York Road), Aquetong Road and Stoney Hill Road, and local access will be maintained up to the construction zone, according to PennDOT.
PennDOT’s contractor will rehabilitate the bridge over Aquetong Creek by adding concrete overlay to the bridge deck, performing concrete substructure repairs, replacing and resealing the bridge deck joints, installing scour rock protection, and milling and paving the roadway.
Built in 1973, the single-span bridge is 49 feet long and 38 feet wide, and carries an average of 813 vehicles a day.
The project is part of an effort to rehabilitate eight poor-condition bridges in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery counties.
Also beginning July 29, the bridge carrying Stonybrook Road over Jericho Creek will be closed and detoured between Route 32 (River Road) and Slack Road in Upper Makefield Township.
During the closure, Stonybrook Road motorists will be detoured over Route 32 (River Road), Lurgan Road, Street Road, Route 232 (Windy Bush Road), Pineville Road, and Eagle Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
Built in 1973, the single-span bridge is 58 feet long and 48 feet wide, and carries an average of 738 vehicles a day.