Farmington Bridge Painting Starts Sunday Night

UPPER POTTSGROVE PA – Southbound Route 100 is scheduled to be closed overnights Sunday through Thursday (June 10-14, 2018) from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly at its Farmington Avenue interchange so contractors can paint the Farmington Avenue bridge over the four-lane highway, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

During painting operations, southbound Route 100 drivers will be directed to exit at Farmington, and then re-enter 100 at the interchange entrance ramp. Drivers should allow extra time when traveling through the construction area because slowdowns will occur, PennDOT said. The work schedule depends on the weather.

The agency last month reopened the bridge after a six-week rehabilitation project. It included repairing the existing concrete bridge deck using hydro demolition and applying a latex modified concrete overlay, replacing existing deck joints, resetting bearings, upgrading safety features, and milling and paving the bridge approaches.

The bridge over Route 100 was built in 1964. It’s a one-span, welded, steel-I beam structure, 113 feet long and 45 feet wide, that carries an average of 4,494 vehicles a day. It is one of 11 bridges being repaired by the state in Montgomery, Chester and Bucks counties under a $5.5 million project financed by the state transportation plan.

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