Route 32 (River Road) to Close for Three-Weeks in Tinicum and Plumstead Townships for Bridge Construction

Route 32 (River Road) will be closed and detoured between Walters Lane and Point Pleasant Pike in Tinicum and Plumstead townships, Bucks County, from Monday, April 4, through Monday, April 25, for the removal of the temporary bridge at Point Pleasant, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.

The three-week closure of Route 32 (River Road) is required to allow construction crews to safely remove the temporary bridge that was built to carry vehicles while a new concrete arch bridge was constructed over the Tohickon Creek. The contractor will also remove the construction platform and resurface the roadway approaches to the new bridge.

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PennDOT to improve Route 32 (River Road) by replacing deteriorated retaining wall

Construction will begin in late October or early November on a $3.9 million project to improve travel and safety on Route 32 in Solebury Township, by replacing a 1,300-foot-long deteriorated retaining wall and rebuilding the state roadway in the area of the wall, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced recently.

PennDOT’s contractor will restore the structural stability of Route 32 (River Road) between the intersections of Paxson Road and Laurel Road by building a new retaining wall made of concrete panels and steel piles to replace the existing wall, which has been severely damaged by several flooding storms.

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