PennDOT to initiate bridge projects June 8

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (​PennDOT) said construction is slated to begin on June 8 to replace or rehabilitate five bridges in Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.

“Ensuring a safe and reliable transportation network is our top priority,” District 6 Executive Kenneth M. McClain said. “It is critical that we continue to address poor condition bridges throughout the state and in District 6.”

According to PennDOT, the projects are aligned with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance. They also follow a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, including protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, and relevant training.

On June 8, the bridge carrying Concord Road over Green Creek will be closed and detoured between Valentine Drive and Foulk Road in Concord Township, Delaware County, with work expected to be completed in early February 2021.

Other projects slated for rehabilitation, per PennDOT, include Mansion Road over the south branch of French Creek in Warwick Township, Chester County; Kaolin Road over the west branch of Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township, Chester County; Route 63 (Red Lion Road) over Huntingdon Valley Creek in Lower Moreland Township, Montgomery County; and Route 320 (Trinity Lane) over Gulph Mills Creek in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County.

J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County, is the general contractor on the $4,948,703 bridge improvement project officials said is financed 100 percent with state funds.