Chester Co - Hopewell Rd Bridge Rehab
Hopewell Road/West Locust Street will be closed and detoured between Risinghurst Lane and Wedgewood Road in East Nottingham Township, Chester County on Sept. 4 for the rehabilitation of the structurally-deficient bridge over Tweed Creek. The bridge is expected to reopen in February 2013.
PennDOT’s contractor will work over the next five months to repair the deteriorated concrete arch bridge by installing a new concrete deck and rehabilitate the walls.
During construction, Hopewell Road/West Locust Street through traffic will be detoured over Wedgewood Road and 3rd Street. Local access will be maintained up to the construction. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
The one-span bridge was built in 1870. It is 10 feet long and 24 feet wide. The structure carries 1,118 vehicles a day. The bridge will no longer be classified as structurally deficient following the improvement project.
The work is part of PennDOT’s $7,488,752 project to rehabilitate eight bridges in Chester and Delaware counties.
J.D. Eckman, of Atglen, PA, is the general contractor on the project which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Construction on all eight bridges is expected to finish in April 2014.
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