PennDOT District 6 says construction will begin on Monday, November 11 on a project to rehabilitate the pavement and repair several structures on a 9.1-mile section of Route 309 (Sellersville Bypass) in Bucks County.
“The planned improvements to this heavily-traveled corridor will renew the life-span and ride quality of the pavement and enhance the overall safety of the highway,” Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said in making the project announcement.
Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor will reconstruct and rehabilitate the Route 309 corridor (Sellersville Bypass) from Unionville Pike in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County, to just north of Rich Hill Road in Richland Township, Bucks County. The improvement plan also includes the following:
- Milling and overlay
- Reconstructing shoulders
- Installing new guide rail and median barrier
- Replacing two bridge superstructures
- Rehabilitating eight Route 309 bridges, four overhead bridges and four culverts
- Repairing concrete ditches
- Installing drainage improvements, new pavement markings and signs
- Integrating Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
Beginning Monday, November 11, Route 309 motorists will encounter single lane closures in both directions between Bergey Road in Hatfield Township, Montgomery County and just south of the Route 152 (State Road) Interchange in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County. Weather permitting, the lane restrictions will be in place Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM and possibly weeknights from 7:00 PM to 6:00 AM through mid-December.
The lane closures over the next several weeks will allow crews to reconstruct and pave the shoulders in order to shift traffic onto the temporary pavement before the end of the year under Stage 1 construction. Once the new pattern is in place, activities over the winter will include center median and inlet reconstruction in this southern section of the project limits.