Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 24, to rehabilitate the structurally deficient bridge carrying Route 313 (Dublin Pike) over east branch of Perkiomen Creek in Bedminster Township, Bucks County. PennDOT says the bridge is expected to re-open in mid-June.
Over the next eight weeks, crews will replace the bridge deck, beams and parapets. Built in 1930, the one-span, concrete T-beam bridge is 45-feet long and 33-feet wide and carries about 14,182 vehicles a day.
This bridge rehabilitation project was accelerated to maximize a detour currently in effect for the replacement of the culvert carrying Route 313 (Dublin Pike) over Morris Run between Blue School Road and Route 113 (Bedminster Road) in Hilltown Township. That project is scheduled to finish in early June.
During construction on both structures, Route 313 (Dublin Pike) motorists will continue to be detoured over Route 563 (Ridge Road), Elephant Road, and Route 113 (Bedminster Road). Trucks will follow Route 563 (Ridge Road), Route 309, and Route 113 (Souderton Road).
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zones.