UPPER POTTSGROVE PA – Work begins Wednesday (March 14, 2018) on a project to rehabilitate the structurally-deficient bridge that carries Farmington Avenue traffic over Route 100, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced. With it comes periodic weekday lane restrictions, the agency added.
Single-lane access on Farmington could be reduced or closed Mondays through Fridays at any time between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. depending on the contractor’s needs, according to PennDOT. Restrictions are expected to continue through early June. Drivers are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the construction area. Slowdowns will occur, PennDOT warned. The work schedule depends on the weather.
The bridge is scheduled to be closed and detoured later this spring.
As part of the rehab, crews are repairing the existing concrete bridge deck using hydro demolition and applying a latex modified concrete overlay. They also will replace existing deck joints, reset bearings, paint the entire steel superstructure, perform concrete repairs to abutments, upgrade safety features, and mill and pave the bridge approaches.
The bridge was built in 1964. The one-span, welded, steel-I beam structure is 113 feet long, 45 feet wide, and carries an average of 4,494 vehicles a day. It is one of 11 bridges in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties PennDOT is repairing under a $5.5 million project financed by the state transportation plan.
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