PennDOT District 6 says construction is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, July 7 to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Cathill Road over East Branch Perkiomen Creek in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County.
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.
Due to the nature of construction, Cathill Road will be closed and detoured 24/7 between Clymer Avenue and Lonely Road beginning Tuesday, July 7, through the completion of the project scheduled for mid-August.
During the bridge closure, Cathill Road motorists will be directed to use County Line Road, Route 563 (Ridge Road), and Lawn Avenue. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
PennDOT’s contractor will rehabilitate the structure over East Branch Perkiomen Creek by repairing joints at both piers; substructure patching with latex overlay; paving at both approaches; and placing pavement markings on the new bridge deck and roadway.
Built in 1970, the Cathill Road bridge over East Branch Perkiomen Creek is 145 feet long and 48 feet wide, which carries an average of 1,839 vehicles a day.