King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today reopened the culvert carrying Route 82 (Doe Run Road) over a branch of Sucker Run in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County.
Crews began construction on January 17, 2017, to rehabilitate the one-span, structurally-deficient steel and concrete slab culvert. Built in 1915, the structure is 13 feet long, 28 feet wide, and carries about 2,977 vehicles a day.
The work was part of PennDOT’s $11.7 million project to rehabilitate four structurally deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, and replace six structurally deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties.
Over the last two months, the bridge carrying Torresdale Avenue over Academy Road in Philadelphia, the Edenton Road bridge over Rattlesnake Run in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County, and the Route 663 (Layfield Road) bridge over the Perkiomen Creek in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County. were completed under this project.
PennDOT is currently rehabilitating the bridge carrying Oxford Valley Road over U.S. 1 in Falls, Middletown and Lower Makefield townships, Bucks County. The bridge is scheduled to reopen later this summer.
The contractor also will replace deteriorated culverts at the following locations: State Road bridge over a branch of Cooks Creek in Springfield Township, Bucks County; Rocky Ridge Road over a branch of Tohickon Creek, Richland Township, Bucks County; White Horse Road over a branch of Pickering Creek in Schuylkill Township, Chester County; Route 282 (Creek Road) over a branch of Brandywine Creek in East Brandywine Township, Chester County; and MacDade Boulevard over the Muckinipattis Creek in Glenolden Borough, Delaware County.
Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in August 2018.
Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on this project which is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.
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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