King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction will begin Monday, April 1, to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Byberry Road over Southampton Creek in Upper Moreland Township and Bryn Athyn Borough, Montgomery County.
PennDOT’s contractor will rehabilitate the bridge by removing and resetting the masonry arch barrel, walls and barrier; excavating and replacing the arch backfill with lightweight concrete; and replacing existing concrete parapets with a stone masonry facing.
Due to the nature of construction, Byberry Road will be closed and detoured between Pioneer Road and Reading Way during the length of the rehabilitation project.
Beginning Monday, April 1, through mid-July, Byberry Road motorists will be directed to use Davisville Road, County Line Road and Route 232 (Huntingdon Pike). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
Built in 1828, the Byberry Road Bridge over Southampton Creek is a double-span stone masonry arch structure which carries an average of 11,638 vehicles a day.
This structure is one of seven bridges in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties that PennDOT is repairing under a $7,220,000 bridge improvement project.
Structure currently under construction include:
- Greenwood Avenue over a branch of Rock Creek in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County.
Structure completed under this project include:
- The U.S. 13 (Frankford Avenue) bridge over Pennypack Creek in Philadelphia.
The other structures scheduled for rehabilitation under this project include:
- Eagleville Road over Eagleville Run in Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County;
- Bryn Mawr Avenue over Doom Run in Radnor Township, Delaware County;
- Bryn Mawr Avenue over Meadowbrook Creek in Radnor Township, Delaware County; and
- Bryn Mawr Avenue over a tributary to Meadowbrook Run in Radnor Township, Delaware County.
Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in late December.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on this bridge improvement project that is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds.
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