King of Prussia – The bridge carrying Blueball Avenue over Interstate 95 in Upper Chichester Township, Delaware County, will remain closed for repairs through mid-August after damage was sustained this week to two steel beams during a water main improvement project performed by a contractor for the Chester Water Authority, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.
The bridge had been closed to vehicular traffic since December 27, 2016, and was scheduled to reopen Friday, February 24, following the completion of the water main installation.
During the six-month closure, Blueball Avenue motorists will be detoured over Meetinghouse Road, Route 452 (Market Street) and Ridge Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
The four-span, steel girder bridge carrying Blueball Avenue over I-95 was originally built in 1968. The bridge is 240 feet long and 52 feet wide and carries an average of 3,030 vehicles a day. The bridge was last inspected in June 2016.
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