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Water Main Work Creates Traffic Woes on County Line

Traffic restrictions at County Line and York roads has caused a build up of traffic congestion at the busy intersection. The section is expected to be complete by next week.

Traveling along the County Line and York road intersection has its harrowing moments, but the past two weeks have been practically impossible for motorists.

The ongoing project to replace seven miles of water main pipes made a stop at the intersection last week, forcing the stretch of road down to two lanes while crews prevented drivers from making left turns during late morning hours into the early afternoon.

For example, if you are traveling westbound on County Line, and wanted to turn left on York, workers will stop you and direct you to keep driving on County Line.

Though the project is still months away from completion, Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority spokesman Patrick Cleary says that section will be cleared of construction by early next week.

"It should really be finished in the next couple days, but the forecast doesn't look good for Friday," he said. "I can't control the weather."

Cleary advises all residents and motorists to monitor the project's progress at the authority's Web site. Every Friday, at the end of business, an update is posted describing where crews will be located the following week.

The water main project began in October, divided into two separate contracts. The first contract encompasses the section of County Line between Valley and Centennial roads, and the second between Centennial and Pine Road in Lower Southampton.

Working on smaller subsections at a time, crews tear up the road, replace the transmission pipe, then cover the section with a cold patch of asphalt. Once the weather warms up, PennDOT will come in and properly repave the seven-mile stretch.

Linda Petersen January 28, 2013 at 03:03 PM
Not to mention the mess that they have created on the road surface. I hope they are going to repave once this is all completed.
Ezra Williams January 28, 2013 at 10:45 PM
Yesterday afternoon I was blasting thru traffic when I smashed one of those monster holes while I was trying to hit my new chrome crack pipe and I chipped two chompers. One of the chunks from my busted grill got inhaled and stuck and my throat. Nearly killed me. Ended up turning blue from choking on teeth, doing like 105, bouncing off curbs and dragging cones, and all these dudes in green vests yelling curses at me. I might complain with some e-mails about the road and the construction dudes yelling curses. Might have been kids listening to all them F words being yelled. Lucky no kids in my car. Tasteless it is.
Maureen Malachowski January 31, 2013 at 01:52 AM
love how the dump trucks from Bucks country water & sewer are using Sherwood Rd as a turn around- why should they be using our Horsham Township streets with those big trucks ? County Line is a disgrace, the paving company that is doing the repair work should be ashamed of their work--- I believe it will cause many accidents due to the ruts and pot holes . I wonder if the state will fix the mess?

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