Weekday Lane Closures on U.S. 1 in Bucks County for Overhead Bridge Rehabilitation

King of Prussia, JAN. 26 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that daytime lane restrictions are scheduled on northbound and southbound U.S. 1 at the Oxford Valley Road Interchange in Falls and Middletown townships, Bucks County, from Monday, January 30, through Friday, February 3, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for the rehabilitation of the Oxford Valley Road overpass.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction areas because slowdowns may occur. The work schedule is weather dependent.

Crews began construction on November 14, 2016 to rehabilitate the Oxford Valley Road bridge. The bridge remains open to traffic while the contractor repairs structural damage sustained when the bridge was struck by an oversized truck on June 29, 2015. Crews will replace two steel beams and repair three steel beams. Construction on the bridge is scheduled to finish in June 2017.

The three-span, steel-I beam bridge was built in 1972. It is 167 feet long and 90 feet wide. The bridge is not structurally deficient or posted with a weight limit. The structure carries 31,000 vehicles a day.

The work is part of PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to replace six structurally deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties, and rehabilitate four structurally deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties.

Under this project, 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.

PennDOT is also currently rehabilitating the Edenton Road bridge over Rattlesnake Run in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County; Route 663 (Layfield Road) bridge over the Perkiomen Creek in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County; and Route 82 (Doe Run Road) in East Fallowfield Township, Chester County.

In addition, the contract includes concrete and sub-structure repairs on the Torresdale Avenue bridge over Academy Road in Philadelphia.

Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, N.J., is the general contractor on this bridge improvement contract that is financed with 100 percent state funds through Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation plan.

All work on the project is expected to be completed in August 2018.

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