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Sunday, January 8, 2023

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE: "Bridge Repair to Begin on Gum Tree Road in Highland Township. Beginning 1/20/2023


King of Prussia, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that construction will begin on the Gum Tree Road bridge over branch of Doe Run in Highland Township, Chester County under a project to repair 17 bridges in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties that sustained serious damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida in September 2021.


Motorists are advised of the following travel restriction:


Friday, January 20, through early February, a 24/7 road closure is scheduled on Gum Tree Road between Friends Meeting House Road and Gibble Road. During the closure, motorists are directed to use Route 10 (Limestone Road/Church Street), Route 372 (First Avenue/Valley Road/Strasburg Road), and southbound Route 82 (Doe Run Road).


Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and delays will occur. Local access will be maintained up to the construction zone. The schedule is weather dependent.


Loftus Construction, Inc. of Cinnaminson, NJ, is the general contractor on this $3.2 million bridge repair project, which is financed with 80% federal and 20% state funds.


PennDOT's contractor will address undermining or scour by repairing and reinforcing the support systems and foundations of the 17 damaged structures to maintain them as safe and efficient crossings for the traveling public.


Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting or downloading the 511PA mobile application. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras. 


For a complete list of construction projects impacting state-owned highways in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, visit the District 6 Traffic Bulletin."


The Cochranville Fire Company is working with Highland Township to ensure no lack of emergency resource coverage will occur during this closure.

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