Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, November 2, on a project to replace the structure carrying Suplee Road over the east branch of Brandywine Creek in Honey Brook Township, Chester County, announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Due to the nature of construction, Suplee Road will be closed and detoured 24/7 between Route 322 (Horseshoe Pike) and Chestnut Tree Road beginning Monday, November 2, through the completion of the project scheduled for late-December.
During the closure, Suplee Road motorists will be directed to use Route 322 (Horseshoe Pike) and Chestnut Tree Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
Built in 1937, the current structure will be replaced with a new box culvert and carries an average of 990 vehicles a day.
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, and relevant training.
This work is part of eight structures in Bucks and Chester counties that PennDOT is repairing or replacing under a $4,245,232 project financed with 100 percent state funds.
Structures completed under this project include:
- Route 313 (Dublin Pike/Swamp Road) over Deep Run in Hilltown and Bedminster townships, Bucks County;
- Butler Avenue over branch of Neshaminy Creek in New Britain Township, Bucks County;
- Pughtown Road over French Creek in East Vincent Township, Chester County;
- Route 896 (Newark Road) over Muddy Creek in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County; and
- Route 841 (Chatham Road) over Doe Run in West Marlborough Township, Chester County.
The other structures include the following:
- Route 926 (Street Road) over Radley Run in Westtown and Thornbury townships, Chester County; and
- Two Green Valley Road structures over tributary of Brandywine Creek in Newlin Township, Chester County.
C. Abbonzino Contractors, Inc. of Sewell, N.J., is the general contractor on the bridge improvement project. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in late 2020.
Chester County motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.
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