PennDOT says construction is scheduled to begin Monday, November 27 to replace the bridge carrying Rocky Ridge Road over a branch of Tohickon Creek in Richland Township, Bucks County. The new structure is expected to be completed in April 2018.
Due to the nature of construction, Rocky Ridge Road will be closed and detoured between Rockhill Road and Paletown Road.
During the five-month closure, Rocky Ridge Road motorists will be directed to use Rockhill Road, Route 313 (Doylestown Pike) and Paletown Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
The existing single-span structure was built in 1927 and rehabilitated in 1980. The steel I-beam bridge is 19 feet long and 16 feet wide, and carries an average of 119 vehicles a day.
PennDOT’s contractor will replace the bridge with a single-span box culvert as well as upgrade all safety features, including installation of new guiderail. In addition, the bridge will be widened to accommodate two travel lanes. The new structure will be 17 feet long and 25 feet wide.