Washington Crossing Road Reopens Following Flood; Additional Repairs Scheduled

The roadway had been closed since July 15.

The damage along Washington Crossing Road.
Credit: PA Internet News Service

Washington Crossing Road (Route 532) in Upper Makefield Township opened back up for traffic Wednesday.

The stretch between Dolington Road and Wrightstown Road had been shut down since July 15 following flash floods resulting from severe storms.

The flood, caused by an overspill of the Hough Creek along Washington Crossing Road, trapped 11 vehicles and claimed seven lives.

PennDOT said motorists should anticipate daytime lane closures next week as additional bridge repairs are underway along Washington Crossing Road. The work will take place next Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

While the work is underway, traffic will be directed by flaggers.

A section of Taylorsville Road between Mount Eyre Road and Woodside Road in Lower Makefield Township remained shut down Wednesday as PennDOT’s contractor conducts roadway, pipe, and bridge repairs.

Despite the closure, local access has been preserved for Taylorsville Road residents and businesses up to the work zone.

Drivers are directed to follow the posted detour route.

Last Tuesday, River Road (Route 32) between Woodside Road and Taylorsville Road in Lower and Upper Makefield townships reopened after being damaged by the flooding.

Taylorsville Road between Mount Eyre Road and River Road in Upper Makefield Township reopened after emergency repairs last Thursday.

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