The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Thursday that a nearly three-mile section of Limeport Pike in Upper Saucon and Lower Milford townships will be closed from Saturday, June 23 through mid-August for the replacement of a 1928 bridge over a tributary to the Saucon Creek.
Limeport Pike will be closed and detoured between West Saucon Valley Road near Wedgewood Golf Course and Blue Church Road in the village of Limeport. However, access will be maintained to all properties in between, PennDOT said in a news release.
The posted 5.1-mile passenger vehicle detour utilizes West Saucon Valley Road, Lanark Road and Blue Church Road. The 7-mile posted truck detour utilizes Emmaus Road, Limeport Road, Brunner Road, Vera Cruz Road, Lanark Road and Blue Church Road.
Motorists should anticipate delays and use caution driving through the area.
According to the news release, work on the project includes replacing the existing concrete encased steel I-beam bridge with a pre-cast reinforced concrete box culvert, new roadway approaches, new guide rails and new line painting.
Road-Con Inc. of West Chester is the general contractor on the $959,296 project that is expected to be completed in October.
The Limeport Pike Bridge is 12 feet long and 30 feet wide, while the new culvert will be 54 feet long and 10 feet wide, according to the news release.
The affected section of Limeport Pike has an average daily traffic volume of 5,628 vehicles, PennDOT said.
For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89) or those on the department’s Four- and 12-Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.
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