PennDOT to Repair 7 Chester County Bridges Damaged by Ida

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that construction is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Sept. 6, on a project to repair 17 bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties that sustained serious damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in September 2021.

PennDOT’s contractor will address undermining or scour by repairing and reinforcing the support systems and foundations at these 17 structures to maintain them as safe and efficient crossings for the traveling public.

Chester County structures involved in the improvement project include:

  • Route 926 (Street Road) over Branch of White Clay Creek, West Marlborough Township, Chester County
  • Swedesford Road over Little Valley Creek, Tredyffrin Township, Chester County
  • Boot Road over Valley Creek, East Caln Township, Chester County
  • West Locust Street over Branch of Tweed Creek, Oxford Borough, Chester County
  • Gum Tree Road over Branch of Doe Run, Highland Township, Chester County
  • Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) over Valley Creek, Schuylkill Township, Chester County
  • Route 82 (Doe Run Road) over Black Run, West Marlborough and East Fallowfield townships, Chester County

Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, NJ, is the general contractor on this $3.2 million bridge repair project, which is financed with 80 percent federal and 20 percent state funds. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in spring 2023.

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