Montgomery Co - Greenwood Ave Bridge Project in Cheltenham Twp
Construction will start Monday, June 25 to build a new Greenwood Avenue bridge over SEPTA railroad tracks in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County.
PennDOT’s contractor will work the next 15 months to remove the 73-year-old, structurally deficient bridge and build a modern, one-span, steel girder structure to serve Greenwood Avenue travelers for the next century. The new bridge is expected to open in September 2013.
The new Greenwood Avenue bridge will be 94 feet long and 48 feet wide. It will carry three 11-foot-wide lanes and five-foot-wide sidewalks.
PennDOT will adorn the walls of the new bridge with a stone form liner and stain it to match similar stone walls and buildings in the community. The contractor also will place a decorative black fence atop the bridge walls.
In addition, the contractor will replace traffic signals at both ends of the bridge at the intersections of Greenwood Avenue and Glenside Avenue, and at Greenwood Avenue and Township Line Road/West Avenue/Summit Avenue.
When the Greenwood Avenue bridge closes on June 25, posted detours will guide cars and trucks around the construction site. The car detour will take motorists over Greenwood Avenue, Church Road, Washington Lane and Township Line Road. The truck detour will follow Greenwood Avenue, Route 309, Washington Lane and Township Line Road.
J.D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Chester County is the general contractor on the $5,447,161 contract. The project 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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