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The following news release was sent by The Pennsylvania
Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Monday afternoon, 7/20/20:
PennDOT - District 6 News
PennDOT Reopens Darby
Paoli Road Bridge Over Wigwam Run in Radnor Township
Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today reopened the Darby Paoli Road
bridge over Wigwam Run in Radnor Township, Delaware County, following
replacement. Darby Paoli Road between Newtown Road and Godfrey Road had been
closed and detoured since January.
Darby-Paoli Road is
expected to close between Brooke Road and Newtown Road, for construction of the
Little Darby Creek structure sometime next month, after required utility
relocation work is completed. The posted detour will use Church Road, St.
David’s Road, Route 252 (Newtown Street Road) and Goshen Road. Local access will be
maintained up to the construction zone during the entire length of
construction. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling near the
work areas because slowdowns will occur.
Work on this project will
be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of
Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will
include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and
job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant
This project was driven by
the need to replace both bridges that are rated in fair condition. Originally
built circa 1905 and 1935, improvements are needed to enhance the safety and
operations of the two bridges because of their age and state of deterioration.
For the bridge over Wigwam
Run, the new structure will be a single cell 8-foot by 6-foot reinforced box
culvert. The new span over Little Darby Creek will be a single cell 20-foot by
12-foot reinforced box culvert. The new structures will carry 12-foot lanes and
four-foot shoulders. The walls on both bridges will be adorned with natural
Richard E. Pierson
Construction Co., Inc., of Woodstown, NJ is the general contractor on the
$2,360,324 project which is financed with 100 percent federal funds.
The entire project is
expected to be completed in fall of 2020.