Senator Santarsiero Announces Reopening of Limekiln Road Bridge in Doylestown  

BUCKS COUNTY – December 27, 2019 – State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced the reopening of the bridge carrying Limekiln Road over Cooks Run in Doylestown, following the completion of a bridge rehabilitation project.  The announcement comes several weeks ahead of the previously expected project completion date.    

Sen. Santarsiero had previously urged PennDOT to prioritize repairs to the Limekiln Road Bridge, and included it as a stop during his PennDOT road tour in September.  The project was scheduled following Sen. Santarsiero’s advocacy, along with state Representative Wendy Ullman (D-143), on behalf of Doylestown Fire Company, highlighting the importance of this bridge to avoid unnecessary delays in emergency response times. 

 “I am pleased to see that the Limekiln Road Bridge has been repaired and reopened ahead of schedule,” Sen. Santarsiero said. “This bridge is important to ensuring Doylestown Fire Company can respond to emergencies in a timely manner and that emergency vehicles are no longer restricted from accessing the most direct routes to those in need.”  

“Thank you to PennDOT and Senator Santarsiero for making this project a priority for completion,” Jay Fetterolf, President of Doylestown Fire Company, said. “It will certainly speed up our response times for emergencies throughout Doylestown.  I am pleased to see the work was completed so quickly.” 

The rehabilitation of the bridge carrying Limekiln Road over Cooks Run is part of PennDOT’s $7.8 million project to rehabilitate seven poor condition bridges in Bucks and Montgomery counties, three structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks County, and to stabilize a stream embankment at a bridge in Bucks County. 

For more information, including updates on PennDOT’s Five-Year Resurfacing Plan, visit the PennDOT website. 



Senator Santarsiero Announces Start of Limekiln Road Bridge Rehabilitation

DOYLESTOWN − October 28, 2019 − State Senator Steve Santarsiero (D-10) announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) rehabilitation of the bridge carrying Limekiln Road, which runs over Cooks Run in Doylestown Township, has officially begun.

Although initially scheduled for rehabilitation at a later date, at the urging of Sen. Santarsiero and Rep. Wendy Ullman (D-143), PennDOT announced on October 18th that the project start date would be pushed up to October 28th. The project is expected to run through mid-January. During construction, Limekiln Road will be closed and detoured between Cooks Run Road and Shady Retreat Road.

As part of his PennDOT road tour in mid-September, Sen. Santarsiero stressed to PennDOT officials the importance of the Limekiln Road bridge, largely for first responders at Doylestown Fire Company.

“I want to thank PennDOT for making the bridge of Limekiln Road a priority,” Sen. Santarsiero said after learning the project will start early. “The rehabilitation of this high-traffic bridge is ultimately a public health and safety issue. Once this project is completed, emergency vehicles for Doylestown Fire Company will no longer need to detour and those critical response times in emergencies won’t be unnecessarily delayed.” 

Limekiln Road Bridge was built in 1938 and reconstructed in 1980 and carries an average of 5,951 vehicles a day. The rehabilitation of the bridge is part of a $7.8 million project for PennDOT, financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan. As a state Representative, Senator Santarsiero voted in favor of Act 89.