Sellersville residents and those traveling through a primary thoroughfare in the Upper Bucks borough should plan for potential delays due to roadway reconstruction.
Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said Main Street will be reduced to a single lane between Park Avenue and Elm Street from 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, to 5 a.m. Friday, May 10.
The one-lane restriction will again resume starting at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, and run through noon on Sunday, May 12, officials said. The work and timeframe is contingent on cooperation from the weather.
The roadway reconstruction prompting the single-lane restriction is part of a project to replace the three-span bridge that carries Main Street traffic over the Perkiomen Creek.
PennDOT’s contractor is replacing the existing structure with a new two-span, pre-stressed, concrete bulb-tee beam bridge.
Work also entails the installation of eight-foot sidewalks on both sides of the structure, and the reconstruction and resurfacing of bridge approaches. Safety upgrades and other miscellaneous construction figure into the project, too.
J.D. Eckman Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $4,570,441 improvement project, which is being financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. PennDOT expects the entire improvement project to wrap up this spring.