Construction is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 18, to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Route 252 (Bear Hill Road) over Norfolk Southern Railroad in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
Right lane closures are scheduled in both directions on Route 252 (Bear Hill Road) between Hilltop Road and Heatherstone Drive, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, beginning Tuesday, February 18 through late March. All scheduled activities are weather dependent. The anticipated completion date for this rehabilitation project is Fall 2020.
PennDOT’s contractor will rehabilitate the structure over Norfolk Southern Railroad 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 1974, the Route 252 (Bear Hill Road) bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad is 157 feet long and 72 feet wide, which carries an average of 18,105 vehicles a day.
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;
- South Sugan Road over Aquetong Creek in New Hope Borough, Bucks County;
- Big Oak Road over I-295 in Middletown Township, Bucks County; and
- Park Road over U.S. 1 in West Nottingham Township, Chester County.
The other structures included in this bridge rehabilitation project include:
- 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; 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.
Chester County motorists can check current road conditions by visiting the MyChesCo Traffic Center.
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