King of Prussia, PA – Construction is scheduled to begin next month to replace the bridge carrying State Road over a branch of Cooks Creek in Springfield Township, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The new structure is expected to be completed in April 2018.
Beginning Tuesday, January 2, State Road will be closed and detoured between Richlandtown Pike and Quarry Road. Cars will be directed to use Richlandtown Pike, Passer Road and Pleasant View Road/Township Road. Trucks will be directed to use Richlandtown Pike, Route 212 (Quakertown Road/Church Road/Main Street), Route 313 (Broad Street) and Route 309.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because slowdowns will occur.
Built in 1912, the existing structure is a one-span reinforced concrete slab bridge. It is 13 feet long and 26 feet wide, and carries an average of 1,463 vehicles a day.
PennDOT’s contractor will replace the bridge with a concrete rigid frame system as well as upgrade all safety features. The new structure will be 13 feet long and 29 feet wide.
This bridge replacement 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.
Construction is scheduled to begin next month to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Route 113 (Souderton Road) over Mill Creek in Hilltown Township, Bucks County; and to replace the bridge carrying Route 282 (Creek Road) over a branch of Brandywine Creek in East Brandywine Township, Chester County.
The bridges currently under construction include:
• Henry Avenue over Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia; and
• Rocky Ridge Road over a branch of Tohickon Creek in Richland Township, Bucks County.
Structures completed under this project include:
• The historic Loux Covered Bridge over Cabin Run on Carver-Wismer Road in Bedminster Township, Bucks County;
• 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
• 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:
• White Horse Road over a branch of Pickering Creek in Schuylkill 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
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