King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has reopened the bridge carrying Big Oak Road over Interstate 295 in Middletown Township, Bucks County, following the completion of a rehabilitation project.
PennDOT’s contractor rehabilitated the structure over I-295 by adding concrete overlay to the bridge deck; performing concrete substructure repairs; replacing and resealing the bridge deck joints; installing scour rock protection; and milling and paving the roadway.
Built in 1967, the Big Oak Road bridge over I-295 carries an average of 8,126 vehicles a day. The bridge is 210 feet long and 37 feet wide.
The structure is one of eight bridges in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery counties that PennDOT is repairing under a $4,475,284 project financed with 100 percent state funds.
Structures completed under this project include:
• Stonybrook Road over Jericho Creek in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County; and
• South Sugan Road over Aquetong Creek in New Hope Borough, Bucks County.
The other structures included in this bridge rehabilitation project include:
• Route 252 (Bear Hill Road) over Norfolk Southern Railroad in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County;
• Route 563 (Mountain View Road) over Saw Mill Road in Haycock Township, Bucks County;
• Cat Hill Road over Perkiomen Creek in West Rockhill Township, Bucks County;
• Park Road over U.S. 1 in West Nottingham Township, Chester County; and
• Morris Road over SEPTA in Whitpain Township, Montgomery County.
Road-Con, Inc. of West Chester, Chester County, is the general contractor on the bridge improvement project. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in late 2020.
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