Published On: Fri, Jun 9th, 2017

PennDOT to Improve Wismer Road Culvert over Paunacussing Creek in Solebury

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Friday announced that construction to rehabilitate the structurally deficient culvert carrying Wismer Road/Carversville Road over Paunacussing Creek in Solebury Township will begin on Monday, June 12.

Weekday lane restrictions are scheduled on Carversville Road between Aquetong and Stovers Mill roads from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work is expected to be completed by mid-July, according to PennDOT.

The culvert rehabilitation work will include stone masonry repairs and underpinning, they say.

The single-span, stone arch Wismer Road culvert over Paunacussing Creek was built in 1855, and is 15 feet long, 28 feet wide, and carries an average of 1,217 vehicles a day, PennDOT said.

The replacement of the Wismer Road culvert over Paunacussing Creek is part of PennDOT’s $6.8 million project to rehabilitate five structurally-deficient bridges in Bucks and Montgomery counties, three structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks County, and to stabilize a stream embankment at a bridge in Bucks County.

Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on the project that is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.

Work on the entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2018.

Visit PennDOT online for more info on all their ongoing projects and improvements. Motorists can also check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com where there’s traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

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