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PennDOT plans replacement of Richland Pike culvert


Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, May 24, on a project to replace the culvert carrying Richland Pike over Cooks Creek in Springfield Township, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said.

Due to the nature of construction, Richland Pike will be closed and detoured 24 hours a day, seven days a week between Quarry Road and State Road beginning Monday, May 24, through the completion of the project scheduled for early October.

During the closure, Richland Pike motorists will be directed to use State Road, Route 212 (Quakertown Road) and California Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.

Built in 1985, the current structure will be replaced with a new box culvert and carries an average of 3,088 vehicles a day.

Richland Pike culvert is one of six structures in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery counties that PennDOT is repairing or replacing under a $6.5 million project financed with 100 percent state funds.

Other structures scheduled for culvert replacements include: Lower State Road over a branch of Mill Creek in Doylestown, and Washington Lane over branch of Pennypack Creek in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County, as well as three projects in Chester County.

Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on the bridge/culvert improvement project. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed winter 2024.
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