Construction to Close Route 32 Bridge in Bucks County, Causing Traffic Delays

Travel Restrictions

PLUMSTEAD TWP, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the start of construction on Monday, June 17, for a $965,000 project to replace the Route 32 (River Road) Bridge over a tributary of the Delaware River in Plumstead Township, Bucks County. The bridge suffered damage from Hurricane Ida in 2021.

PennDOT’s contractor will replace the 101-year-old single-span concrete slab bridge with a 22-foot-wide reinforced concrete box culvert. The project includes installing and painting guiderail barriers, relocating utilities, removing debris, and repairing the roadway embankment.

Temporary repairs were made following the storm to quickly reopen the road. Approximately 2,238 motorists travel over this structure daily.

Starting Monday, June 17, Route 32 (River Road) will be closed 24/7 between Old Ferry Road and Fleecy Dale Road through early September. During this period, motorists are directed to use Point Pleasant Pike, Route 413 (Durham Road), Mechanicsville Road, and Greenhill Road as detours.

Motorists should plan for extra travel time as backups and delays are expected. All activities depend on weather conditions.

Drivers can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center. Stay updated on the latest news and information from MyChesCo with our free newsletter. Follow MyChesCo on Twitter at twitter.com/MyChesCo and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/MyChesCo.

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