PennDOT Resumes Work on Upper Salford Bridge

UPPER SALFORD PA – Construction activities are scheduled to resume on Wednesday (April 29, 2020) on a project to replace the bridge over the east branch of the Perkiomen Creek in Upper Salford Township, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.

Normal highway and bridge construction projects in Pennsylvania remain on hold as part of the state’s efforts to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, PennDOT acknowledged, but added the bridge replacement “is part of critical work” to address safety needs. Completing it also eliminates “roadway restrictions that could impede the ability (to move) life-sustaining goods and services.”

Drivers on Route 63 may encounter periodic 15-minute traffic stoppages weekdays between Long Mill Road and Shady Lane from Wednesday through May 4 (Monday) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for bridge beam erection. Those stoppages are in addition to a continuing single-lane pattern in place at this section of Route 63 through late 2020, it reported.

Travelers are advised to allow extra time when moving through the work area. Backups and delays will occur, PennDOT warned. The work schedule of general contractor H&K Group Inc. of Skippack will depend on acceptable weather.

Two other Route 63 bridges over the Unami Creek and Ridge Valley Creek were replaced under the same $9.56 million project and reopened in December (2019).

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