PennDOT to Improve Aston Mills Road Bridge in Aston Township
King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will start construction Monday, July 6, on a $2 million project to rehabilitate the structurally deficient bridge carrying Aston Mills Road over Chester Creek in Aston Township, Delaware County.
The Aston Mills Road bridge is one of two bridges that PennDOT will repair under a $6,637,980 bridge improvement project. On May 11, construction began to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Linfield Road over the Schuylkill River in East Coventry Township, Chester County and Limerick Township, Montgomery County. Both projects are scheduled to be completed in late fall 2015.
Crews will work the next five months to restore the structurally deficient Aston Mills Road bridge by replacing the deck, beams, bearings, parapets, guiderail; installing new concrete approach slabs; and reconstructing the roadway approaches adjacent to the bridge.
Due to the complexity of the repairs, the Aston Mills Road bridge will be closed and detoured during construction. The posted detour will take motorists over Concord Road, Valley Brook Road and Bodley Road.
Local access will be maintained up to the construction zones. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these areas.
The steel beam bridge was built in 1965. The one-span bridge is 60 feet long and 43 feet wide. The bridge carries an average of 6,486 vehicles a day.
J. D. Eckman, Inc. of Atglen, Pa., is the general contractor on the project, which is financed with 100 percent state funds.
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