MONTGOMERY COUNTY, PA — Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) is scheduled to close between Willow Grove Avenue and Mount Carmel Avenue in Cheltenham and Abington townships, Montgomery County, from 12:00 PM Friday, July 30, to 5:00 AM Monday, August 2, for bridge construction under a project to rehabilitate the structure that carries Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) over SEPTA’s Regional Rail Line, announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
During the weekend closure, Route 152 (Limekiln Pike) motorists will be directed to use Mount Carmel Avenue and Easton Road.
Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the work area because backups and delays will occur. The schedule is weather-dependent and subject to change.
This bridge improvement project was driven by the need to address the bridge deck and superstructure which are both rated in serious condition due to deterioration and severe cracking observed during a recent bridge inspection. The structure, originally built in 1959, has a posted weight limit of 12 tons.
The project consists of removing and replacing the existing bridge superstructure, including concrete railroad protective barriers, parapets and sidewalks. The contractor will also repair the existing abutments and footings, as well as install new approach guide rail, and concrete bridge approach slabs. The approach roadway will be resurfaced approximately 75-feet at each bridge end.
Neshaminy Constructors Inc. of Feasterville, Bucks County is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent federal funds. The entire project is expected to finish this summer.
Motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.
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