Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, October 21, on a project to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Pughtown Road over French Creek in East Vincent Township, Chester County, announced the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).
Beginning Monday, October 21, through late November, Pughtown Road Bridge will be closed and detoured between Sheeder Road and St. Mathews Road. Due to the closure, Pughtown Road motorists will be directed to use Sheeder Road, Route 23 (Ridge Road), Route 113 (Kimberton Road) and Cold Stream Road. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
PennDOT’s contractor will rehabilitate the bridge with repairs that include encasing the beam ends and sections of the open steel grid deck in reinforced concrete.
Built in 1937 and reconstructed in 1974, the stringer beam bridge is 108 feet long and 26 feet wide. The structure carries an average of 2,753 vehicles a day.
Structures completed under this project include:
- Route 313 (Dublin Pike/Swamp Road) over Deep Run in Hilltown and Bedminster townships, Bucks County; and
- Butler Avenue over branch of Neshaminy Creek in New Britain Township, Bucks County.
The other structures included in this bridge rehabilitation project 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.
Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in late 2020.
C. Abbonzino Contractors, Inc. of Sewell, N.J., is the general contractor on this $4,040,779 bridge improvement project that is financed with 100 percent state funds.
Chester County motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.
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