Route 73 Bridge Work Prompts Delays On 29

Route 73 Bridge Work Prompts Delays On 29

A view of the Route 73 bridge, as seen in progress Saturday (Oct. 29, 2016) from Route 29

SCHWENKSVILLE PA – Drivers traveling Route 29 between Perkiomen Avenue and Concord Road, across portions of Schwenksville borough and Perkiomen and Skippack townships, can expect to encounter lane restrictions and intermittent traffic stoppages of up to 15 minutes for a two-week period beginning Tuesday (Nov. 8, 2016), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced.

Crews will rersurface the roadway and make traffic signal repairs during the period, according to a news release Thursday (Nov. 3, 2016) from PennDOT’s King of Prussia office.

The work is anticipated daily from Tuesday through Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., as well overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., PennDOT said. It advised drivers to allow extra time when traveling through the area. The progress of the work depends on the weather, it added.

The lastest tasks are part of the $1.1 million project to refurbish the structurally deficient bridge that carries Route 73 over Perkiomen Creek at its intersection with 29. The bridge is scheduled to reopen later this month. Loftus Construction Inc. of Cinnaminson NJ is the general contractor.

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