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Henry Avenue Travel Restrictions Begin Next Week for Bridge Deck Repairs in Philadelphia

10/31/2017

King of Prussia, PA – Eastbound Henry Avenue motorists will encounter a right lane closure on the bridge over Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia beginning Monday, November 6, for bridge deck repairs, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The lane closure will be in place through early December.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because slowdowns will occur.
 
The 19-span reinforced concrete open spandrel deck arch bridge was built in 1931. The structure is 688 feet long and 88 feet wide, and carries an average of 26,789 vehicles a day.
 
The work is being performed under PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to rehabilitate five structurally deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and replace six structurally deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties.
 
Structures completed under this project include:
 
• Oxford Valley Road over U.S. 1 in Falls, Lower Makefield and Middletown townships, Bucks County;
• Route 663 (Layfield Road) bridge over Green Lane Reservoir Creek in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County;
• Edenton Road bridge over Rattlesnake Run in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County;
• Torresdale Avenue bridge over Academy Road in Philadelphia; and
• The culvert carrying Route 82 (Doe Run Road) over a branch of Sucker Run in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County.
 
The other culvert replacements on this project include:
 
• State Road bridge over a branch of Cooks Creek in Springfield Township, Bucks County;
• Rocky Ridge Road over a branch of Tohickon Creek, Richland Township, Bucks County;
• White Horse Road over a branch of Pickering Creek in Schuylkill Township, Chester County;
• Route 282 (Creek Road) over a branch of Brandywine Creek in East Brandywine Township, Chester County; and
• MacDade Boulevard over the Muckinipattis Creek in Glenolden Borough, Delaware County.
 
Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in August 2018.
 
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on this project that is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.
 
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.
 
A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.
 
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 traffic cameras.
 
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
 
For more PennDOT information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAPhilly, and follow the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pennsylvaniadepartmentoftransportation and Instagram at www.instagram.com/pennsylvaniadot.
 
MEDIA CONTACT: Bob Kent, 610-205-6801
 
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