Bridge Work Signals Being Installed Next Week

Bridge Work Signals Being Installed Next WeekUPPER SALFORD PA – More work to prepare for future bridge replacements over the Unami, Ridge Valley, and Perkiomen East Branch creeks is scheduled to occur next Tuesday through Thursday (March 12-14, 2019) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at three locations in Upper Salford and Marlborough townships, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reported.

Lane restrictions with flagging are planned for those dates and times on a portion of Route 63, between Long Mill Road and Shady Lane in Upper Salford; as well as at the intersections of Perkiomenville and Old Skippack roads in Upper Salford, and of Route 29 and Crusher and Upper Ridge roads in Marlborough.

Employees of general contractor H&K Group Inc. of Skippack will erect temporary traffic signal installations at the sites. The work is part of a $9.56 million project to replace three deteriorating bridges that carry Route 63 over the waterways.

Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work areas. PennDOT warned backups and delays may occur. All scheduled activities depend on weather conditions and may be subject to change, it added.

Between May and November (2019), Route 63 is expected to be closed and detoured for construction. Work is planned on both bridges simultaneously to minimize traffic impacts. The Route 63 bridge over the east branch of the Perkiomen will remain open during construction, as the bridge will be built in stages using half-width construction. That phase should begin this spring and finish in Spring 2020.

The entire project is expected to be completed in Spring 2021.

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