|The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will begin construction Monday (Jan. 14) on a $1.8 million project to replace the structurally-deficient Camp Road Bridge over the east branch of the Perkiomen Creek in Salford and Franconia townships, Montgomery County. |
Crews will work the next 10 months to replace the existing five-span, stone masonry arch bridge with a two-span enhanced pre-stressed concrete beam bridge. The new bridge will have two 11-foot travel lanes and two 4-foot shoulders. It will be 142 feet long and 34 feet wide.
This new bridge will restore through travel on Camp Road and provide at least 80 years of service to the motoring public.
During construction, Camp Hill through traffic will continue to be detoured over Morwood Road, Route 63 (Sumneytown Pike), Route 563 (Ridge Road) and Morwood Road. Local traffic will be maintained up to the construction. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area.
The existing bridge, which closed on June 25, 2003 due to structural deterioration, had two 10-foot travel lanes with no shoulders. The structure carried 2,100 vehicles day before it closed.
Road-Con, Inc. of West Chester, Chester County is the general contractor on the $1,854,055 project which is financed with 100 percent state money. The new bridge is expected to open in Nov. 2013.
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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For more information, visit www.dot.state.pa.us/district6 or call 610.205.6700.
Media contact: Charles Metzger, Community Relations Coordinator, 610.205.6801.