Lehigh Co - Work on Two Bridges on PA 378 in Upper Saucon Twp
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced work will begin Monday (Nov. 19) to repair two bridges on PA 378 between Center Valley Parkway and Spring Valley Road in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County.
The contractor will repair the abutments, pier, parapets and wing-walls on the PA 378 Bridge over Saucon Creek. They will also repair the parapets and wing-walls on the PA 378 Bridge over a tributary to Saucon Creek. Additional work includes tree trimming and debris removal from the waterways at the bridges.
While there will be no long-term lane closures, starting Monday and lasting through the end of the project both bridges will be restricted to a narrowed ten foot wide travel lane in each direction. Also, for the first few days of the project motorists can expect lane restrictions with flagging as concrete barriers are set in place. Motorists are advised to use caution traveling through the work zone.
The project is expected to be complete in January 2013. All schedules are weather dependent.
Road-Con, Inc. of West Chester, Pa. is the general contractor on the $374,548 project.
The PA 378 Bridge over Saucon Creek is a 99 feet long, 35 feet ten inch wide, two span concrete T-beam bridge that was constructed in 1935. The PA 378 Bridge over a tributary to Saucon Creek is a 12 feet long, 18 feet wide, single span concrete arch bridge that was constructed in 1935.
This section of PA 378 has an average daily traffic volume of 13,570 vehicles.
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