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Limekiln Road bridge rehabilitation started in Doylestown


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) rehabilitation of the bridge carrying Limekiln Road, which runs over Cooks Run in Doylestown Township, has officially begun.

Although initially scheduled for rehabilitation at a later date, at the urging of state Sen. Steve Santarsiero and Rep. Wendy Ullman (D-143), PennDOT announced Oct. 18, that the project start date would be pushed up to Oct. 28.

The project is expected to run through mid-January. During construction, Limekiln Road will be closed and detoured between Cooks Run Road and Shady Retreat Road.

As part of his PennDOT road tour in mid-September, Santarsiero stressed to PennDOT officials the importance of the Limekiln Road bridge, largely for first responders at Doylestown Fire Company.

“I want to thank PennDOT for making the bridge of Limekiln Road a priority,” Santarsiero said after learning the project would start early.

“The rehabilitation of this high-traffic bridge is ultimately a public health and safety issue. Once this project is completed, emergency vehicles for Doylestown Fire Company will no longer need to detour and those critical response times in emergencies won’t be unnecessarily delayed.”

Limekiln Road Bridge was built in 1938 and reconstructed in 1980 and carries an average of 5,951 vehicles a day. The bridge rehabilitation is part of a $7.8 million project for PennDOT, financed with 100 percent state funds.