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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County’s Roads and Bridges Department today released the upcoming inspection schedule for county-owned and maintained bridges. County crews will be conducting pre-inspection bridge work throughout the next year to make minor repairs before formal PennDOT bridge inspection on the dates listed below.
“Our pre-inspection work typically results in some traffic delays,” said Thomas O’Brien, Administrator for Roads and Bridges. “Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through these work areas because slowdowns may occur.”
The following list shows the bridges and their upcoming inspection due dates. Residents should expect temporary traffic closures and delays while pre-inspection work is conducted during the following months:
April 2021:Bridge 77: Plymouth Road over Wissahickon CreekBridge 119: Davis Grove Road over Park CreekBridge 172: Swamp Pike over Minister CreekBridge 166: Swamp Pike over Swamp Creek
May 2021:Bridge 6: Mill Creek Road over Mill Creek
June 2021:Bridge 275: Waverly Road over Tacony CreekBridge 177: Sterigere Street over Stony CreekBridge 69: Sumneytown Pike over Towmencin CreekBridge 145: Roberts Road over Skippack CreekBridge 162: Stump Road over Little Neshaminy CreekBridge 38: Moreland Avenue over Branch of Pennypack Creek
July 2021:Bridge 56: Rices Mill Road over Tacony CreekBridge 83A: Butler Pike over Prophecy CreekBridge 257: Ridge Pike over Norfolk Southern RailroadBridge 59: Valley Green Road over Wissahickon Creek
August 2021:Bridge 132: Pawlings Road over Schuylkill RiverBridge 163: Lutheran Road over Minister CreekBridge 238: Knight Road over Green Lane ReservoirBridge 296: Rostkowski Road over Ridge Valley CreekBridge 190: Keim Street over Schuylkill River
September 2021:Bridge 87: Himmelwright Road over W. Branch Perkiomen CreekBridge 268: Easton Road over Branch of Tacony CreekBridge 259: Green Lane Road over Deep Creek
October 2021:Bridge 231: Peevy Road over Perkiomen CreekBridge 0: Ridge Pike over Norfolk Southern Railroad
February 2022:Bridge 163: Lutheran Road over Minister Creek
March 2022:Bridge 106: Colonial Road over Swamp Creek
The work typically is performed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Work on these inspections will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Pennsylvania 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 signage and relevant training.
The Montgomery County Motor Vehicle Registration Fee provides a dedicated source of funding to continue improving the County’s roads, bridges, and intersections. Since 2012, the County has completed 29 bridge projects. This year, 20 active bridge projects are in design, three underway in construction, and ten anticipated to begin construction. To view a map of the County’s bridge construction projects, click here.
About Montgomery County Roads and Bridges
The Montgomery County Roads and Bridges Department maintains 133 bridges and over 75 miles of roadway throughout the county. Its goal is to provide a functional, passable, and well-maintained network of roads, along with a wide variety of bridges, suited to the needs of the traveling public.
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