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Planned Route 313 construction detour postponed

Due to a change in the contractors schedule, the planned closure and detour of Route 313 (Dublin Pike/Swamp Road) on Monday, June 24, has been rescheduled for Monday, July 8.

Beginning Monday, July 8, through late August, the bridge carrying Route 313 (Dublin Pike/Swamp Road) over Deep Run will be closed and detoured between Chelfield and Applebutter roads in Hilltown and Bedminster townships.

During the closure, Route 313 (Dublin Pike/Swamp Road) motorists will be detoured over Route 113 (Bedminster Road) and Route 611 (Easton Road). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.

PennDOT’s contractor will replace the existing structure with a concrete box culvert; mill and pave the roadway; install impact attenuators; and replace the guiderail. Built in 1924, and reconstructed in 1940, the single-span bridge is 14 feet long and 38 feet wide and carries an average of 17,018 vehicles a day.

Also scheduled for construction are Butler Avenue over a branch of Neshaminy Creek in New Britain Township and three structures in Chester County. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in late 2020.

C. Abbonzino Contractors, Inc. of Sewell, N.J., is the general contractor on the $4,040,779 bridge improvement project that is financed with 100 percent state funds.