Government Transportation

Part Of Newtown Bypass To Be Repaved

A stretch of the Newtown Bypass will be getting fresh pavement.

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A bumpy portion of the Newtown Bypass will repaved this month.

PennDOT said the work to repave the Newtown Bypass between Langhorne-Newtown Road and Newtown Gate Drive/Summit Trace Road in Newtown Township will begin next week.

From Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 30 work will be underway to repave the busy roadway.

PennDOT advised that lane closures will be scheduled during construction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays.

“Under this improvement project, PennDOT is milling the existing roadway surface and repaving the state highways with new asphalt. The new pavement will seal the roadways and provide motorists with a smoother riding surface,” a statement said.

The repaving project is dependent on the weather.

PennDOT warned drivers to give extra time when traveling through the work areas because backups and delays will occur.

This summer, PennDOT plans to repave 25 miles of Bucks County state roadways, including a part of Taylorsville Road in Upper Makefield Township.

Blooming Glen Contractors, Inc., of Perkasie, will be the general contractor for the countywide repaving effort. The total cost is $9.4 million.

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