Rehabilitation of Big Oak Road bridge to begin next month

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Construction is set to begin on September 19 to rehabilitate the bridge carrying Big Oak Rd. over Interstate 295 in Middletown Township, Bucks County, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

PennDOT’s contractor will rehabilitate the structure over I-295 by adding concrete overlay to the bridge deck; performing concrete substructure repairs; replacing and resealing the bridge deck joints; installing scour rock protection; and milling and paving the roadway.

Due to the nature of the repairs, Big Oak Road will be closed and detoured between Harpers Crossing and Hickory Lane beginning September 19 through the completion of the project scheduled for late October.

Built in 1967, the Big Oak Road bridge over I-295 carries an average of 8,126 vehicles a day. The bridge is 210 feet long and 37 feet wide. The structure is one of eight bridges in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery counties that PennDOT is repairing.

Road-Con of West Chester, Chester County, is the general contractor of the bridge improvement project. Work on the entire project is expected to be completed in late 2020.

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