King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction will begin Wednesday, July 5, to rehabilitate the structurally deficient bridge carrying Terwood Road over Pennypack Creek in Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County. Construction on the bridge is expected to be completed in mid-August.
Due to the nature of the bridge repairs, Terwood Road will be closed and detoured during construction between Route 263 (York Road) and Davisville Road. Motorists will be directed to use Davisville Road, Byberry Road and Route 263 (York Road). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because slowdowns will occur. The work schedule is weather dependent.
As part of the rehabilitation, crews will repair the existing concrete bridge deck using hydro demolition and apply a latex modified concrete overlay; replace the existing bridge barriers with new vertical wall barriers; and make additional safety improvements, including approach guiderail. The bridge will no longer be structurally deficient following these repairs.
The Terwood Road bridge over Pennypack Creek was built in 1966. The single-span reinforced concrete slab bridge is 26 feet long, 52 feet wide and carries an average of 16,200 vehicles a day.
The structure is one of 10 bridges in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties that PennDOT is repairing under a $5,505,505 project financed by Act 89, the state’s transportation plan.
Construction began last week to rehabilitate the Spring Garden Street bridge over Interstate 76 in West Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County.
The other bridges included in this rehabilitation project include:
• Thatcher Road over Tohickon Creek in Richland Township, Bucks County;
• Thatcher Road over Dimple Creek in Haycock Township, Bucks County;
• U.S. 1 over Church Road in New Garden Township, Chester County;
• University Road over U.S. 1 in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County;
• Township Road over U.S. 1 in Lower Oxford Township, Chester County;
• Cowpath Road over Perkiomen Creek in Salford and Franconia townships,
• Gypsy Lane over I-76 in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County; and
• Farmington Avenue over Route 100 in Upper Pottsgrove, Montgomery County.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on the bridge improvement project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in October 2019.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by Act 89, or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov
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