PennDOT Completes Old Bethlehem Pike/Portzer Road Roundabout Project, Reopens Intersection in Milford, Richland Townships
King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that major construction was completed on a $1.9 million project to build a roundabout at the Old Bethlehem Pike and Portzer Road Intersection in Milford and Richland townships, Bucks County. The intersection had been closed since construction began in January 2022
Under this project, PennDOT’s contractor reconfigured the existing intersection into a single-lane roundabout to improve traffic flow and reduce the number of angle crashes. The new roadway lane widens at the roundabout entries and transitions to an 18-foot-wide circulatory width.
Other improvements include a five-foot-wide sidewalk constructed on the east side of the roundabout and illuminated signage installed to alert motorists of the upcoming traffic pattern.
In addition, a bituminous multi-use eight-foot-wide trail was constructed to connect the St. Isidore’s Trail and the Blackledge Estates Trail on the west side of Portzer Road to enhance pedestrian and bicyclist mobility.
While major construction on this project has been completed, additional work will continue to install new permanent lighting. Periodic lane restrictions through the Old Bethlehem Pike and Portzer Road Intersection will be in place as needed by the contractor.
Grace Industries, Inc. of Bath, PA is the general contractor on this improvement project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
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