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Overhead Traffic Signal Upgrades Planned For New Falls Road In Middletown & Bristol

PennDOT News, Road Work Updates | October 21st, 2022

PennDOT District 6 says that overhead signal improvements will take place next week on New Falls Road under a project to improve pedestrian safety on a nearly one-mile-long section of the highway in Middletown and Bristol townships, Bucks County.

Motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:

  • Monday, October 24, through Friday, October 28, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane closures are scheduled on New Falls Road between Durham Road and Bristol Oxford Valley Road

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.

Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will construct sidewalks alongside a section of New Falls Road. In addition, the safety improvement plan includes the installation of crosswalk pavement markings to delineate pedestrian routes along the corridor; installation of pedestrian signal equipment in conjunction with the addition of ADA curb ramps to further improve pedestrian safety; and the addition of protected left-turn traffic signals to improve motorist safety.