PennDOT in Process of Rehabbing Several Bridges in Chester County

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At a press conference in February, Governor Tom Wolf outlined his plan to invest billions over the next 10 years on Pennsylvania's highways and bridges.

PennDOT is currently in the process of rehabilitating six bridges in Chester County – among other transportation, highway, and road improvement projects slated for this spring and summer – thanks to Act 89 of 2013, Pennsylvania’s Comprehensive Transportation Funding Plan

“We are making great progress on improving our roads and bridges that are in need of repair and safety upgrades both here in Chester County and across the Commonwealth,” State Senator Andy Dinniman said.

Construction is currently underway on the rehabilitation of three bridges in Southern Chester County, including the Route 1 Bridge over Church Road in New Garden, the University Road Bridge over Route 1 in Upper Oxford, and the Hayesville Road Bridge over Route 1 in Lower Oxford. Work on those three bridges is part of a $5.5 million project to improve 10 structurally deficient bridges throughout the region, and is slated for completion next spring.


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Other upcoming projects are as follows:

  • The replacement of the structurally deficient Chestnut Street Bridge in Downingtown and East Caln. The existing 212-foot, two-lane bridge and shoulders will be replaced with improvements to the vertical crest.
  • The replacement of the Boot Road Bridge over Amtrak in East Caln. The project calls for replacing the bridge superstructure and reconstructing the associated railway approach, in addition to guide rail and safety improvements.
  • The replacement of the Watermark Road Bridge, a structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge, over Muddy Run in Upper Oxford.
  • The widening of Newark Road at Hillendale Road in New Garden. Newark Road will be widened to add a left turn lane for southbound Newark Road turning onto Hillendale. The shoulders will also be widened to improve sight distance.

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