PennDOT to Improve Route 32 (River Road) by Replacing Deteriorated Retaining Wall in Solebury Township
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PennDOT to Improve Route 32 (River Road) by Replacing Deteriorated Retaining Wall in Solebury Township
Route 32 (River Road) to Close in Late Fall through June 2016
Author: Charles Metzger

Construction will begin in late October or early November on a $3.9 million project to improve travel and safety on Route 32 in Solebury Township, Bucks County, by replacing a 1,300-foot-long deteriorated retaining wall and rebuilding the state roadway in the area of the wall, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.                                          

PennDOT’s contractor will restore the structural stability of Route 32 (River Road) between the intersections of Paxson Road and Laurel Road by building a new retaining wall made of concrete panels and steel piles to replace the existing wall, which has been severely damaged by several flooding storms. In addition, crews will reconstruct and resurface 1,450 feet of Route 32 (River Road); improve drainage by installing 24 new storm inlets and more than 1,200 feet of storm sewers; replace two existing drain pipes; construct four storm water outlets; install curb along the retaining wall; and add new guide rail and traffic signs.

The Route 32 (River Road) improvement project is scheduled to finish in late June 2016.

Route 32 (River Road) will be closed and detoured during construction. The posted detour will take passenger vehicles over Route 263 (Upper York Road), Aquetong Road, and Greenhill Road. Trucks will be detoured over U.S. 202 and Route 611 (Easton Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction area on Route 32 (River Road).

H & K Group, Inc., of Skippack, Montgomery County, is the general contractor on the $3,960,852 project. This transportation improvement project is financed with 100 percent state funds.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Charles Metzger, 610-205-6801