6/17 PennDOT to Begin Bridge Replacement Project on Route 32 (River Road) in Plumstead Township

Bridge to close Monday, June 17

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction will begin on Monday, June 17, on a $965,000 project to replace the Route 32 (River Road) Bridge over Tributary of Delaware River in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, due to damages to the structure caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida in 2021.

Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will replace the existing 101-year-old single-span concrete slab bridge with a 22-foot-wide reinforced concrete box culvert. A structure mounted guiderail barrier, as well as approach guiderail, will be installed and painted brown. In addition, utility relocation, debris removal, and roadway embankment repairs will take place.

Temporary repairs were made to the state highway and the streambed in order to reopen the road as quickly as possible for the public, following the 2021 storm. Approximately 2,238 motorists travel over the structure each day.

Beginning, Monday, June 17, motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

For more information, visit the Route 32 (River Road) Bridge over Tributary of Delaware River Project page.

Loftus Construction Inc. of Cinnaminson, NJ, is the general contractor on this project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.

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