SR 0413, Section 005 – New Rodgers Road
Client: PennDOT, Engineering District 6-0
Location: Bristol Borough and Bristol Township, Bucks County, PA
Type/Size: 2.3-Mile Urban Arterial Widening and Reconstructioin
Services: Highway Engineering
This project begins at State Road, passes under the AMTRAK/SEPTA rail lines, and ends at Bath Road. The new 5-lane curbed roadway replaces the original 2-lane section and provides 2-lanes in each direction with a continuous center left-turn lane.
To optimize traffic flow, our engineers designed an interconnected traffic signal system for the ten intersections along the 2.3 mile corridor. The plain cement concrete pavement included the new asphalt-treated permeable base course designed to enhance performance and improve durability during construction activities. A complex four-phase traffic control plan was developed to maintain traffic and provide access to businesses and residents during construction. Careful planning was needed to increase the vertical clearance under the railroad overpass, while maintaining traffic during construction and accommodating the concentration of utilities.
The flat grades throughout the area proved a challenge for the drainage design, which included an underground pumping station and a 1 mile long pipe system with grated/pre-sloped trench drains. Beautification enhancements were developed, featuring new sidewalks, tree plantings, highway lighting, decorative sidewalk lighting, and a landscaped welcome site for the Bristol community. A waste site was cleared for the 4.5-acre wetlands mitigation required for local I-95/SR 0413 improvements. Avoidance of one of the last remaining coastal plain wetlands in Pennsylvania that contains endangered plant species became a crucial project goal.
Paving the Way
Preconstruction of Rt. 413
Rt. 413 Underpass