Construction is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 24, on a project to replace the culvert carrying Richland Pike over Cooks Creek in Springfield Township, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Richland Pike will be closed and detoured 24/7 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/replacing under a $6.5 million project financed with 100 percent state funds.
Other structures scheduled for culvert replacements include the following:
- Saginaw Road over Big Elk Creek in East Nottingham and New London townships, Chester County;
- Lower State Road over branch of Mill Creek in Doylestown Borough, Bucks County;
- 5th Street over Little Elk Creek in East Nottingham Township, Chester County;
- Barnsley Road over branch of Northeast Creek in East Nottingham, Chester County; and
- Washington Lane over branch of Pennypack Creek in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery 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.