Construction is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 4, to rehabilitate the two-span bridge carrying Township Line Road over Stony Creek in East Norriton and Whitpain Townships, according to a recent PennDOT announcement. The bridge is expected to reopen in late 2018.
Due to the nature of the structural repairs, Township Line Road will be closed and detoured between North Wales Road and U.S. 202 (DeKalb Pike). Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because slowdowns will occur. The work schedule is weather dependent.
PennDOT is rehabilitating the 85-year-old bridge because of the deteriorated condition of its concrete deck and steel beams. The bridge’s weight posting was recently reduced from 16 tons to 3 tons.
As part of this transportation improvement project, crews will replace the bridge’s concrete bridge deck and superstructure.
Built in 1933, the Township Line Road Bridge over Stony Creek carries an average of 10,000 vehicles a day. The bridge is 66 feet long and 32 feet wide.
The structure is one of 12 bridges in Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties that PennDOT is repairing.