PennDOT to Begin Construction on New Hanover Square Road Bridge Replacement in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County
King of Prussia, PA – Construction to replace the New Hanover Square Road Bridge over a branch of Swamp Creek in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 26, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The bridge was closed in September 2018 following a bridge inspection that found severe deterioration of the superstructure and bridge deck.
New Hanover Square Road motorists will continue to be detoured over Route 73 (Big Road), Route 663 (Charlotte Street) and Swamp Pike throughout construction.
Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, special signing, and relevant training.
In addition to the bridge replacement, the project scope also includes replacement of the culvert over an unnamed tributary, addition of shoulders, upgraded guide rail and other miscellaneous construction. The project will also raise the roadway approaches on both sides of the bridge and culvert to reduce flooding at these locations during storm events.
The existing three-span steel beam bridge and the concrete culvert were both built in 1934. The bridge carried 4,941 vehicles per day prior to its closure.
Column Construction, Inc., of Glenmoore, Chester County is the general contractor on the $2,696,289 project which is financed with 100 percent state funds. The entire project is expected to finish in summer 2022.
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