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River Road in New Hope gets a facelift starting Monday

River Road (Route 32) in New Hope and part of Solebury will be getting repaved starting Monday, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Friday.

The stretch, from Windy Bush Road (Route 232) to the U.S. 202 South interchange, includes bustling North Main and South Main streets in downtown New Hope.

The good news is that the work takes place largely at night, on weekdays from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled from Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Oct. 25, for milling and paving.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas because slowdowns will occur, PennDOT said. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

The work is part of several projects to repair and resurface more than 200 miles of state highway in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. PennDOT is milling the existing roadway surface and repaving the state highways with new asphalt. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface.

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