PennDOT has announced that preliminary construction is underway on a project to replace the three-span bridge carrying Main Street over Perkiomen Creek in Sellersville Borough, Bucks County.
Beginning Wednesday, January 24, through mid-February, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled in both directions on Main Street between Park Avenue and Elm Street, as crews perform pipe drainage work; remove trees; construct an access road; and relocate utilities.
During construction, the bridge will remain open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic as the contractor builds the new structure. However, there will be additional periods of lane restrictions with flagging.
Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the area because slowdowns will occur. All scheduled activities are weather dependent.
Crews will replace the current bridge with a new two-span, pre-stressed, concrete bulb-tee beam bridge. The project scope includes the installation of eight-foot sidewalks on both sides; resurfacing of the bridge approaches; and performing safety upgrades and other miscellaneous construction. The new structure will be 56 feet wide and 153 feet long.
The current bridge, built in 1940, is 46 feet wide and 128 feet long. The existing structure is currently posted for 13 tons and 17 tons for combination vehicles.