PennDOT District 6 says that construction will begin on Monday, August 29, on a project to replace the Worthington Mill Road bridge over Neshaminy Creek in Wrightstown and Northampton townships, Bucks County.
Under this contract, PennDOT’s contractor will remove and replace the 68-year-old, single-lane structure with a wider three-span composite prestressed concrete structure measuring 84 feet in length and 32 feet in width. The new bridge will allow for two lanes of traffic to travel across the structure, compared to the current one lane crossing.
Worthington Mill Road bridge, which carries approximately 2,600 vehicles daily, was closed between Twining Road and Swamp Road in September 2021 after the roadway approaches sustained heavy deterioration due to flood waters caused by Hurricane Ida.
During construction, Worthington Mill Road motorists will continue to be directed to use Swamp Road and Route 232 (Second Street Pike). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. The closure will remain in place until the project completion in Summer 2024.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.