Lane closures on US-1, July 17-21 in Longwood

Single lane closures are scheduled on northbound U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) at Route 52 (Lenape Road) on Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for signal work related to an $8.8 million project to replace the structurally-deficient Route 926 (Street Road) bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham and Pocopson townships, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today. The new bridge is scheduled to reopen by September 1, 2017.

Motorists are advised to allow additional time when traveling through the work zone. The contractor’s schedule is dependent on the weather.

PennDOT is improving Route 926 (Street Road) by replacing the 79-year-old bridge with a new three-span structure built at a higher elevation; rebuilding and raising 1,700 feet of the roadway approaches to make them less prone to flooding; replacing the nearby culvert over Radley Run with an 84-foot twin arch concrete culvert; and realigning 800 feet of Creek Road at its northern intersection with Route 926 (Street Road).

The new, aesthetically-designed bridge will be built to resemble the current structure and have stone form liners covering the piers so they resemble the existing piers. The new structure also will include an open, higher railing.

Following the reopening of Route 926 (Street Road), there will be one weekend in spring 2018 when Route 926 (Street Road) will close for the final resurfacing of the new bridge and culvert.

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