PennDOT to Rehabilitate Pocopson Road Bridge over Pocopson Creek in Chester County
4/17/2018-KING OF PRUSSIA
Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, April 30, to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Pocopson Road over Pocopson Creek in Pennsbury and Pocopson townships, Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today.
PennDOT’s contractor will be removing and rebuilding three of the four wingwalls and performing other miscellaneous repairs on the structure.
Due to the nature of the repairs, Pocopson Road will be closed and detoured
between Route 926 (Street Road) and Parkersville Road through the completion of the project scheduled for September.
During the four-month closure, Pocopson Road motorists will be directed to use Route 926 (Street Road) and Parkersville Road. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because slowdowns will occur.
Built in 1929, the single-span concrete encased steel I-beam bridge is 32 feet long, 20 feet wide and carries an average of 1,685 vehicles a day.
This bridge rehabilitation is being performed under PennDOT’s $11,766,000 project to rehabilitate 10 structurally-deficient bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and replace six structurally-deficient culverts in Bucks, Chester and Delaware counties.