King of Prussia, PA – Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, September 25, on a three-month project to rehabilitate the structurally-deficient bridge carrying Street Road over Curls Run in Solebury Township, Bucks County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Due to the nature of the repairs, Street Road will be closed between Atkinson Road and Windy Bush Road. Street Road motorists will be detoured over Ridge Road, Pineville Road and Pine Lane. The bridge is expected to reopen in late November.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
As part of the rehabilitation, crews will remove and replace the existing arch fill and pavement and reconstruct the stone masonry barriers, spandrel walls and wing walls along the right side of the bridge, which was damaged earlier this year from vehicular impact. The remaining stone masonry features will be cleaned and repointed.
Built in 1860, the one-span, stone masonry arch bridge is 13 feet long and 18 feet wide. The structure carries 1,300 vehicles a day. It is currently posted with a 33-ton weight limit.
The rehabilitation of the Street Road bridge over Curls Run is part of PennDOT’s $6.8 million project to rehabilitate five structurally-deficient bridges in Bucks and Montgomery counties, three structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks County, and to stabilize a stream embankment at a bridge in Bucks County.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.
Work on the entire project is scheduled to be completed in late 2018.
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
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