The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that Route 32 (River Road) will be closed and detoured between Route 263 and Greenhill Road in Solebury Township, weekdays beginning Wednesday, July 31st, for core boring operations.
Route 32 will be closed Mondays through Fridays from 8:00am to 4:00pm through August 23rd. Crews will work on Route 32 to drill and remove cores from the earth to design the foundations for new retaining walls. Route 32 will need to be closed during the work due to the size of the equipment.
This operation is part of PennDOT’s design for an upcoming project to repair and rebuild 1,200 feet of retaining wall along Route 32 near the intersection of Paxson Road. The project also includes pavement reconstruction, drainage improvements, and guide rail and pavement marking installation.
Construction is expected to begin in spring 2014. Route 32 will be closed and detoured during this improvement project, which is expected to take eight months to complete.
During the operation, Route 32 through traffic will be detoured over Route 263 (York Road), Upper York Road and Greenhill Road. Local access will be maintained up the to the construction zone.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly.
For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/district6 or call 610.205.6700.