Friday, April 12, 2013
The $36.5 million Route 13 (Bristol Pike) construction project continues with additional restrictions in Bristol Borough and Bristol Township.
The $36.5 million construction project to improve Route 13 (Bristol Pike) continues in Bristol Borough and Bristol Township with additional restrictions beginning on April 17. PennDOT's construction will enhance travel and safety along a 4.3-mile stretch of Bristol Pike by rehabilitating pavement, rebuilding bridges, replacing drainage facilities, building pedestrian walkways, installing medians, reducing speed limits and more, according to a website dedicated to the updates on the project. Bristol Pike/Route 13 will be restricted to one lane in each direction between Bath Road and Bristol Commerce Drive in Bristol Borough while the bridge over Otter Creek is reconstructed starting on Wednesday, April 17, according to Safer13.com. Then on …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The work is part of PennDOT's improvement of Route 13 by reconstructing approximately 4.3 miles between New Rodgers Road and the Levittown Parkway.
Motorists on northbound and southbound Route 13 (Bristol Pike) will encounter long-term, single lane traffic patterns and a traffic pattern shift beginning Tuesday, March 26, between the Levittown Parkway and Mill Creek Road in Bristol Township and Tullytown Borough. Crews will work over the next week from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to install concrete barriers to provide one lane in each direction on the southbound side of Route 13. Drivers are advised to allow additional time for travel through this construction area. This traffic pattern will in place through the end of August. As a result of the traffic pattern, the Fallsington Ave. ramp from southbound 13 will be closed. This will affect those who use Fallsington Ave. to access the SEPTA …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
A driver and a passenger were taken to the hospital after an accident on Route 13. The Southbound lane closed at the Tyburn Road exit while the scene is investigated.
Phillyburbs.com reports that a Morrisville man has died after a car he was traveling in on Route 13 flipped over a guardrail after the Tyburn Road ramp and landed in a small creek. Rescue crews cut the driver and a passenger out of the car and sent them to the hospital with critical injuries, according to phillyburbs.com. Southbound Route 13 has been closed at the Tyburn Road exit while the accident is investigated. Northbound Route 13 remains open to traffic. Police told 6ABC News that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. This article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The project website contains construction updates, maps, project facts, graphics illustrating Route 13 in its completed state. Citizens can also contact PennDOT through the website if they have questions or concerns about the project.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Police, fire and EMS units responded to an accident at Route 13 and Edgely Road in Bristol Township on Sunday.
Emergency crews responded to a serious multi-vehicle accident at Route 13 and Edgely Road in Bristol Township Sunday night. Firefighters responded at around 6:15 p.m. to conduct an auto extrication at the scene, scanner reports indicated. Mulitple vehicles were reported to be invovled. The intersection was blocked for a period of time due to the crash. As of press time, no further information has been released.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A man concealed his face during an attempt to rob the Burger King in Bristol Borough after dark on Wednesday.
A man with a handgun tried to rob the Burger King at Route 13 and Beaver Dam Road in Bristol Borough at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday. According to Investigations Sgt. Randy Morris, a man entered the fast food joint and jumped the counter. Once behind the counter, he pulled a handgun and confronted the manager about the store's money. The suspect appeared to get "spooked" and ran from the restaurant, Morris said. No customers were in the store and no employees were hurt, police said. Officers from the borough and township responded and searched the woods behind the Burger King, Morris told Patch. He added that investigators are speaking with residents of several nearby homeless encampments to try to garner information that could lead to the suspect…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Route 13 project will add sidewalks, reconstruct bridges, medians, get rid of many jug handles and reduce some lanes of travel, officials tell Patch.
After more than a dozen years of talk and speculation, the Route 13 revitalization project is expected to begin in just weeks. The project will begin at the end of January when contractors will begin utility work and drainage installation in the area of Route 13 and Green Lane, PennDOT spokesperson Charles Metzger said. The estimated $40 million project will revamp the roadway from Veterans Highway (Route 413) to the Levittown Parkway. The communities of Bristol, Bristol Township and Tullytown will be impacted by the project. Crews will revitalize the busy commuter route by creating a new median, reconstructing the roadway, adding left turn lanes and ridding the area of several jug handles. Asphalt will replace the recognizable tan …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Firefighters in Bristol Township fought a blaze just hours into 2013.
Wednesday, 1:08 p.m.: The shed fire in Edgely was caused by an electrical failure, Fire Marshal Kevin Dippolito said Wednesday afternoon. The New Year's Eve garage fire on Patterson Avenue was actually a detached structure fire. Dippolito said the structure held a sauna. The fire was started by a wood burning stove. Original story: The first structure fire of 2013 in Bucks County was reported in the Edgely section of Bristol Township Tuesday morning. Fire crews were dispatched at 2:33 a.m. for a report of smoke in the area of Edgely Avenue and Route 13, Edgely Fire Co. Deputy Chief Brian Cirard said. "Asst Chief Cavanaugh was first to arrive and found approximately at 10x20 storage shed on fire," he said. Firefighters from Edgely and …
Friday, December 14, 2012
A man was struck and killed early Friday morning along Route 13.
A man was struck and killed by pick-up truck early Friday morning outside the Golden Eagle Diner on Route 13 in Bristol Borough. According to police Sgt. Pete Faight, the victim was walking in a lane of travel at the Bath Road turn off on Route 13 when a pick-up truck driven by a New Jersey man going to work struck and killed the victim just before 2:30 a.m. NBC 10 identified the man as Enrigue Garcia, 44. The death remains under investigation, but the driver of the truck is fully cooperating with the investigation, Faight said. He added that the driver said he did not see Garcia until it was too late. After striking the Garcia and sending him flying several yards, the driver backed up and parked his car in front of the man's limp body in …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The weed-infested former diner on Route 13 in Bristol was leveled by construction crews recently.
After sitting vacant since it closed in 2008, demolition crews took down the old De Grand Diner along Route 13 in Bristol Township. The diner's parking lot became overgrown with weeds and filled with trash as the years pasted. The front windows were broken and boards slowly filled their place.