Friday, May 24, 2013
Drivers can expect roving patrols, safety checkpoints and special attention to seat belt compliance over Memorial Day Weekend.
PennDOT will partner with more than 600 law enforcement agencies and the Pennsylvania State Police to participate in a national “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement effort through June 9. The effort will focus largely on nighttime enforcement, using traffic safety checkpoints and roving patrols. Police will also use Traffic Enforcement Zones, which combine roving patrol and checkpoint tactics on roadways with high numbers of unbuckled crashes. According to PennDOT data, 503 people died last year in unbelted crashes, a decrease from 509 such fatalities in 2011. The total number of crashes in which people were not wearing seat belts also decreased to 15,528, compared with 16,298 in 2011. The majority of enforcement will occur at night…
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 …
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.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
PennDOT workers were spotted filling potholes in Bristol Township this week.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
As part of a quest to add sidewalks along New Falls Road, PennDOT will be reclaiming its right-of-way land in Bristol and Middletown townships.
It’s not sidewalks, yet, but it’s a step closer. Officials from Bristol Township, Middletown, and state met Thursday at the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority headquarters off Green Lane to talk about adding sidewalks to New Falls Road in Levittown. Officials agreed to begin work to reclaim PennDOT owned right-of-ways and clear brush from the sides of the roadway from Veterans Highway (Route 413) to Bristol-Oxford Valley Road. The cleared brush will allow pedestrians a clear path to walk on the embankment that sits on both sides of the road. Local officials hope that the clearing will eventually lead to the installation of sidewalks. PennDOT will begin surveys in the coming weeks to confirm its right-of-way along the busy road. Click …
Several accidents were reported around Lower Bucks County during Monday night's small snow system.
A fast-moving winter weather system may be to blame fore several accidents on numerous local roads Monday evening. Snow started to fall around the region shortly after dark in Bucks County and ended up dropping an inch in Feasterville, according to the National Weather Service’s Mount Holly, N.J. office. With the snow came several vehicle crashes. Just after 8 p.m., crews responded to South Flowers Mill Road and East Lincoln Highway in Middletown where a van was reported to have flipped on its side. Three people needed the assistance of fire crews from Penndel to get free, according to an alert from the Breaking News Network and emergency scanner traffic. An accident involving as many as 8 vehicles took place just a short time later in the…
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 …
Monday, January 7, 2013
There will be lane restrictions in Middletown Township while PennDOT works on a bridge beam removal early this week.
As part of the $19.3 million project to reconstruct the Rt. 1 Bridge over Rt. 213 and the ramps at the Rt. 1/Rt. 213 Interchange in Middletown Township lane restrictions are scheduled on Rt. 1 and Rt. 213 for bridge beam removal. From 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, southbound Rt. 1 motorists will see lane closures between Bellevue Avenue and I-95. From 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, Rt. 213 will have traffic pattern shifts between North Flowers Mill Road and South Flowers Mill Road. According to a PennDOT press release, the contractor is removing beams as part of the project to replace Rt. 1’s three-span, pre-stressed box beam bridge with a new single-span, pre-stressed concrete beam structure. Crews are…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
PennDOT photo and drivers license centers will be closed Nov. 10 through 12 in observance of Veterans Day.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Nov. 10 through Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us. Driver and vehicle online services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include driver’s license and photo ID renewals; vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license restoration fee or vehicle …