The following is a press release from PennDOT
King of Prussia On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, construction will start Monday, July 15, on the $2.5 million project to replace two structurally deficient bridges on Route 29 (Gravel Pike) over Hosensack Creek and Perkiomen Creek in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said today. The new bridges are scheduled to open in spring 2014.
The new bridges will not only be stronger structurally and provide motorists with 75 to 100 years of service, but they will also be safer for bicyclists and pedestrians with the addition of a shoulder lane, PennDOT District Executive Lester C. Toaso said.
Crews will work over the next 11 months to remove both existing structures; replace the bridge over Hosensack Creek with a single span structure; and replace the bridge over Perkiomen Creek with a new concrete culvert. The plan also includes adding 2- to 8-foot shoulders, depending on the width of the roadway, and guiderail upgrades.
During construction of both bridges, Route 29 (Gravel Pike) will be narrowed to a single lane of traffic between Ziegler Road and Stauffer Road. Flagging will control traffic flow initially until temporary traffic signals are operating at both bridges to coordinate a single lane of traffic through the construction zones.
The two bridges are located within a half-mile of each other and carry approximately 10,000 vehicles a day.
Road-Con, Inc. of West Chester, Pa., is the general contractor on the $2,535,584 project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major highways before heading out.
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For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/district6 or call 610-205-6700.