PennDOT has reopened Bristol Road on the east side of the intersection with Route 263 (York Road) in Warminster and Warwick townships, Bucks County following its reconstruction.
Crews began construction in late September to widen Bristol Road to add left and right turn lanes with a through lane. PennDOT reopened this section of Bristol Road one week ahead of schedule. Earlier this summer, the contractor rebuilt the west side of Bristol Road at Route 263 (York Road).
The improvement of Bristol Road is associated with PennDOT’s $31.6 million project to reconstruct and improve four miles of Route 263 (York Road) between Bristol Road and Sugar Bottom Road in Warwick and Warminster townships. Construction began in March 2014 and is expected to finish in October 2017.
PennDOT is rebuilding Route 263 to provide a smoother, safer roadway for motorists for decades to come. The improvements include full depth pavement reconstruction of the existing four-lane concrete road and intersection improvements.
In addition, crews are rehabilitating the bridge over the Neshaminy Creek; rehabilitating the bridge that spans the Little Neshaminy Creek and Creek Road; improving drainage; installing new traffic signal equipment, guiderail, signs, pavement markings and curb ramps; and relocating aerial and underground utilities.
To enhance travel along the corridor, PennDOT is installing new traffic signals at seven intersections on Route 263. The intersections include Tulip Road, Kendarbren Drive/Private Drive, Kendarbren Drive/Ridge Drive, Bristol Road, Meyer Way, Almshouse Road and Mill Road. Turn lanes are being lengthened or added at Route 263’s intersections with Bristol Road, Meyer Way and Almshouse Road. A new traffic signal also is being installed at Deer Run Drive.