King of Prussia, PA – The Wolf Administration announced today that preliminary construction is underway on a project to replace the three-span bridge carrying Main Street over Perkiomen Creek in Sellersville Borough, Bucks County.
“This is a key transportation project for this region, one that has been a long time in the making,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “This is a significant bridge replacement not just for Sellersville Borough, but for that region of Bucks County. It is critical to the area businesses as well as those who live and travel in that area.”
Beginning Wednesday, January 24, through mid-February, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled in both directions on Main Street between Park Avenue and Elm Street, as crews perform pipe drainage work; remove trees; construct an access road; and relocate utilities.
During construction, the bridge will remain open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic as the contractor builds the new structure. However, there will be additional periods of lane restrictions with flagging.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Crews will replace the current bridge with a new two-span, pre-stressed, concrete bulb-tee beam bridge. The project scope includes the installation of eight-foot sidewalks on both sides; resurfacing of the bridge approaches; and performing safety upgrades and other miscellaneous construction. The new structure will be 56 feet wide and 153 feet long.
The current bridge, built in 1940, is 46 feet wide and 128 feet long. The existing structure is currently posted for 13 tons and 17 tons for combination vehicles.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $4,537,292 improvement project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Construction on this bridge improvement project is expected to be completed in spring 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
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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