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PennDOT reopens Pocopson Road Bridge over Pocopson Creek

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reopened the bridge carrying Pocopson Road over Pocopson Creek in Pennsbury and Pocopson townships, on Tuesday, following the completion of a rehabilitation project.

Over the last six weeks, PennDOT’s contractor worked to rehabilitate the bridge by removing and rebuilding three of the four wingwalls and performing other miscellaneous repairs on the structure.

Built in 1929, the single-span concrete encased steel I-beam bridge is 32 feet long, 20 feet wide and carries an average of 1,685 vehicles a day.

This bridge improvement project was performed under PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to rehabilitate 10 structurally-deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and replace six structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties.


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The bridges/culverts currently under construction include:

• Grubbs Mill Road over Crum Creek in Willistown Township, Chester County; and

• MacDade Boulevard over the Muckinipattis Creek in Glenolden Borough, Delaware County.

Structures completed under this project include:

• Street Road over Octoraro Creek in Upper Oxford Township, Chester County;

• White Horse Road over a branch of Pickering Creek in Schuylkill Township, Chester County;

• Rocky Ridge Road over a branch of Tohickon Creek in Richland Township, Bucks County;

• State Road over a branch of Cooks Creek in Springfield Township, Bucks County;

• Route 282 (Creek Road) over a branch of Brandywine Creek in East Brandywine Township, Chester County;

• Route 113 (Souderton Road) over Mill Creek in Hilltown Township, Bucks County;

• Henry Avenue over Wissahickon Creek in Philadelphia;

• The historic Loux Covered Bridge over Cabin Run on Carver-Wismer Road in Bedminster Township, Bucks County;

• 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

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

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. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in August 2019.

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.

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available by visiting the District 6 Traffic Bulletin at www.penndot.gov/District6.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.



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