Bridge to be re­paired

Henry Av­enue travel re­stric­tions to be­gin next week

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EASTFALLS » East­bound Henry Av­enue mo­torists will en­counter a right lane clo­sure on the bridge over the Wis­sahickon Creek in Philadel­phia be­gin­ning Mon­day, Nov. 6, for bridge deck re­pairs, the Penn­syl­va­nia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (Pen­nDOT) an­nounced.

The lane clo­sure will be in place through early De­cem­ber.

Mo­torists are ad­vised to al­low ex­tra time when trav­el­ing through the area be­cause slow­downs will oc­cur.

The 19-span re­in­forced con­crete open span­drel deck arch bridge was built in 1931. The struc­ture is 688 feet long and 88 feet wide and car­ries an av­er­age of 26,789 ve­hi­cles a day.

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

Struc­tures com­pleted un­der this project in­clude:

• Ox­ford Val­ley Road over U.S. 1 in Falls, Lower Make­field and Mid­dle­town town­ships, Bucks County;

• Route 663 (Lay­field Road) bridge over Green Lane Reser­voir Creek in Up­per Hanover Town­ship, Mont­gomery County;

• Eden­ton Road bridge over Rat­tlesnake Run in Up­per Ox­ford Town­ship, Ch­ester County;

• Tor­res­dale Av­enue bridge over Acad­emy Road in Philadel­phia; and

• The cul­vert car­ry­ing Route 82 (Doe Run Road) over a branch of Sucker Run in East Fal­low­field Town­ship, Ch­ester County.

The other cul­vert re­place­ments on this project in­clude:

• 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 that is fi­nanced with 100 per­cent state funds through Act 89, Penn­syl­va­nia’s trans­porta­tion plan.

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