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Headquarters Road gets attention; Route 611 gets worse


We have been hearing about the fight over Headquarters Road bridge and other bridges for more than 12 years.

Meanwhile the elephant in the room is the deteriorating condition of Route 611 North of Doylestown, which has been happening for the last 30 years.

This section of road was constructed in the late ‘50s early/‘60s.

Any maintenance has been spotty and often has made conditions worse. The condition of the road does considerable damage to your tires, wheels and suspensions, which makes you spend hundreds and, in some cases, thousands of dollars to repair the damage.

Despite letters with a petition (signed by more than 900 people) to the Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation (two times), the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office, the Bucks County Commissioners, the Bucks County Planning Commission, and the DVRPC (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission) for a TIP (Transportation Improvement Program) and despite repeated calls to PennDOT, nothing has been done and nothing is in the planning stages.

PennDOT knows the road has to be reconstructed. Pennsylvania gets $11.1 billion over five years from the federal infrastructure bill. Why is nothing being done about Route 611 but Headquarters Road, which has been closed for more than 10 years, gets milled and paved instead?

Charles Reichner, Revere

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