Temporary Signals to Control Pennsburg Bridge Traffic

PENNSBURG PA – Temporary traffic signals, intended to help safely control the flow of vehicles across the Main Street bridge between 10th and 11th streets in Pennsburg and Red Hill while it’s being improved, are expected to be installed Tuesday through Friday (Feb. 21-24, 2023) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said.

Installation crews will be working at two points: the intersections of 8th Street at Montgomery Avenue, and 11th Street at Montgomery Avenue. The signals are anticipated to address speeding and traffic congestion during the $3.2 million project’s duration. Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area; because backups and delays may occur.

All scheduled activities depend on acceptable weather, PennDOT cautioned.

PennDOT general contractor H&K Group Inc. of Skippack will remove the superstructure and its upper portion of the existing bridge over the abandoned Perkiomen Railroad to allow for corridor improvements. They include:

  • Eliminating through girder beams at the edge of the travel lanes to improve safety along the corridor;
  • Constructing sidewalks along both sides of the roadway to improve pedestrian access;
  • Re-aligning the vertical profile to improve sight distance and reduce rear-end type crashes; and
  • Installing upgraded signage, guide rails, and pavement markings.

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