County Line Road to Reopen Next Week Under Improvement Project Scheduled to Finish Two Years Early in Horsham, Warrington Townships
King of Prussia, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that County Line Road will reopen next week under an $11.2 improvement project in Warrington Township, Bucks County and Horsham Township, Montgomery County, which will be completed later this year, more than two years ahead of schedule.
The project began in March 2021 to rebuild and improve a 3.1-mile section of County Line Road between Kulp Road and Easton Road (Route 611) to provide motorists with uniform, 11-foot-wide travel lanes and five-foot-wide shoulders between Kulp Road and Easton Road (Route 611).
The project was originally scheduled to finish in 2026; however, the implementation of an accelerated timeframe for bridge replacement and the combination of construction stages helped reduce the construction schedule by more than two years. The project is currently scheduled to be completed this fall following final paving, line striping and other construction activities that will require lane closures during off-peak travel times. There are no additional full closures planned for the remainder of this project.
Beginning Tuesday morning, September 19, westbound County Line Road will be reopen to traffic between Fairmount Avenue and Kulp Road East as eastbound traffic is shifted onto the newly constructed eastbound lanes in that section to complete Stage 2 construction under this improvement project.
Stage 2 construction followed Stages 1, 3, and 4, in which PennDOT’s contractor replaced the deteriorating masonry arch bridge carrying County Line Road over a tributary to Little Neshaminy Creek with a six-foot-wide, single-span extension. The bridge was initially planned to close for replacement in 2023; however, due to damage the bridge sustained during Tropical Storm Ida in September 2021, the department accelerated the timeframe for building the new replacement structure.
PennDOT’s contractor also rebuilt and raised the elevation of County Line Road between Park Road and Bradford Road to enhance safety and drainage; performed intersection improvements at Folly Road, Maggie Way, and the Bradford Green Drives; and widened shoulders and resurfaced the roadway between Kulp Road East and Fairmont Avenue.
Additional improvements include upgrading traffic signals, ADA curb ramps, guiderail and drainage; and performing additional work items to enhance safety and travel for the motoring public.
James D. Morrissey, Inc., of Philadelphia, is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
For more information, visit the County Line Road Improvement Project page.