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Utility work scheduled on Bristol Road in Bensalem Township

Between Richlieu Road and Neshaminy Boulevard will be closed weekdays Aug. 2-16

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that utility work is scheduled on Bristol Road in Bensalem Township under a project to improve highway safety and traffic flow on a 2.2-mile section between Old Lincoln Highway and Pasqualone Boulevard.

Motorists are advised of the following travel restrictions:

– Wednesday, Aug. 2, through Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bristol Road will be closed weekdays between Richlieu Road and Neshaminy Boulevard. During the closure, motorists are directed to use Richlieu Road, Rockhill Drive and Neshaminy Boulevard.

Local access will be maintained up to the work zones. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Under this contract, PennDOT’s contractor will perform roadway widening; improve signalized intersections; perform stormwater management upgrades; mill and overlay of the existing pavement; install ADA curbs, sidewalks, new signing and pavement markings; and perform other miscellaneous construction.

Additional enhancements include the construction of left and right turn lanes along the corridor. Left turn lanes will be added at the Bristol Road intersections at Old Lincoln Highway, Galloway Road and Richlieu Road. Right turn lanes will be installed at Old Lincoln Highway, Neshaminy Boulevard and Richlieu Road. A two-way, center left-turn lane will also be added from the Neshaminy Mall entrance to Pasqualone Boulevard.

James D. Morrissey, Inc., of Philadelphia, is the general contractor on the $16,887,534 project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.

Motorists can check conditions on roadways by visiting 511PA.com, which is free and available 24 hours a day. Visit penndot.pa.gov/D6Results for more information.

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