PennDOT District 6 says Route 611 (Easton Road) is scheduled to close between Lehnberg Road and Cedarville Road in Durham Township, Bucks County and Williams Township, Northampton County on Wednesday, September 19 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 AM the following morning for partial bridge demolition as part of a project to replace the bridge carrying Route 611 (Easton Road) over Cooks Creek in Durham Township, Bucks County.
During the closure, Route 611 (Easton Road) motorists will be detoured over Lehnberg Road, Gallows Hill Road, Route 212 (Durham Road), Route 412 (Leithsville Road/Main Street), Interstate 78, and Cedarville Road.
Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because slowdowns will occur. The schedule is weather dependent.
The work is part of a project to replace the Route 611 (Easton Road) over Cooks Creek with a single-span, pre-stressed, concrete bulb-tee beam bridge. The new structure will be 71 feet long, 50 feet wide and will include eight-foot shoulders.
The project scope also includes the reconstruction of the intersection of Route 611 (Easton Road) and Route 212 (Durham Road); improvements to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ adjacent parking lot; and removal of the previously abandoned, adjacent concrete arch bridge.
During construction, one lane of traffic will be maintained through the project area as the contractor builds the new structure. In addition, Route 611 (Easton Road) will be closed and detoured at least three overnights. When the highway is closed, Route 611 (Easton Road) motorists will be directed to use Route 212 (Durham Road) and Route 412 (Main Street).
Built in 1958, the current bridge carrying Route 611 (Easton Road) over Cooks Creek is 32 feet wide, 72 feet long and carries an average of 5,500 vehicles per day.
Construction is expected to be completed in fall of 2019.